Crowded with both flowers and people…
I’ve photographed the wildflowers (swamp sunflowers) that bloom near Lake Jessup at this time of year since about 2006. I’ve never seen as many people out there as I did tonight. When I drove by on 417, there were 8 or 10 cars along the shoulder and people with cameras and tripods were clambering down into the flowers to get photos. When I arrived at the Lake Jessup Conservation Area just before sunset, the gate was closed and the two parking spaces outside the gate were already taken – so I had to park on the road. On my walk in, I met up with two people with cameras and on my way out another person stopped me to ask what I’d seen. On most previous trips, I haven’t seen anyone. I guess the word has gotten around.
The flowers are at their peak. If you want to see or photograph them, you should go in the next few days.
Lake Jessup Conservation Area Wildflowers
Check out these links for info and please be careful. Stopping along 417 could be dangerous.
- The Lake Jesup Flowers are back!
- A full bloom riot of flowers
- Lake Jesup Conservation Area Wildflowers
- Storm and Flowers
You can see more photos of the area in this set on Flickr.
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Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go make some flower photos!
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