Sunday morning, 30 degrees, the middle of March, the woods are still nudeaflora with the exception of the
beech trees which still are holding on to a few of last year's leaves.
But down by the creeks and in the damp coves the spring flowers are emerging.
And you find one wildflower you will usually find many.
Over the years we have located a number of good wildflower havens.One favorite spot for early flowers is Oconee Station Falls. Located at the foot of the mountains. Flowers generally appear there two weeks earlier than here in Cashiers, NC at 3900 feet elevation.
Spring is early this year the flowers at Oconee Station should be at their peak.
There are parking spots at the trail head and a trail that leads to the falls, .7 mile, flat. You will see thousands
of flowers along the way to the falls. There are a number of species including rare red and yellow trillium. Visiting Oconee Station Falls is great way to kick off spring.
We plan to go down and check it out today.