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.
On 30 October we celebrated the opening of the revitalized Wardour Reserve area. The new trail, bridge, and boat racks add to our quality of life and provide a wonderful access to nature, including the Severn River. Thank you to our president and neighbors for their hard work on this project. The trail is open only to residents of the Wardour neighborhood.