|May in a mature eastern hardwood forest, Indian Creek Nature Center near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Most of the trees in the photo are White Oak (Quercus alba) and Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa).|
The Indian Creek Nature Center outside of Cedar Rapids Iowa has many acres of prime mature eastern hardwood forest. I recently went hiking there a few times on a short trip visiting relatives. The nature centers land is extremely healthy and well maintained. There are great examples of upland forest, bottom land forest, and wetlands. It is also part of Northeastern Iowa's Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area.
Here are some of the flowers and plants I found on a recent trip.