Now, if you take the time to walk to Gudger Beach, this is what you might see, the blooming of the Marshmallows (Althaea officinalis). The plant, not unlike a hibiscus, rose of sharon, or hollyhock is the grandmother of today’s sweet marshmallows.
Walk down the road, down to the water via the Reserve, and you might run into this turtle. She was basking on the stones, perhaps going to her nest. She does not look like a box turtle, big, but not colorful at all.
If you walk to Gudger Beach today, you will see large clumps of Fig Buttercups (lesser celandines). Oh they are pretty; bright yellow flowers, glossy heart shaped leaves, some of the first cheery inklings of spring.