WWOOFing Part 13: Another Spring Wildflower Hunt in Shake Rag Hollow

On a recent sunny morning Jonathan, Daniel, and I took a quick morning walk to Shake Rag Hollow on the Perimeter Trail to check on wildflowers. As I’ve mentioned, this time of year there are tons of flowers blooming and Jonathan needs to keep up with them as they appear. I’ve been on this section of the trail before but its interesting now that I can see the changes week by week — the greening and now the pops of color. This trail has always been beautiful, but the newly-blooming wildflowers are really spectacular. In addition to finding the White Trilliums, Phacelia, and Dutchman’s Breeches we were looking for, we also came upon a Brown Rat Snake which was pretty cool.

Green's View, Sewanee, Tennessee

Green’s View, Sewanee, Tennessee

Perimeter Trail descending to Shake Rag Hollow, Sewanee Domain, Tennessee

Perimeter Trail descending to Shake Rag Hollow, Sewanee Domain, Tennessee

Looking up at the cliffs from the Perimeter Trail, Sewanee Domain, Tennessee

Looking up at the cliffs from the Perimeter Trail, Sewanee Domain, Tennessee

Phacelia, Shake Rag Hollow, Perimeter Trail, Sewanee Domain, Tennessee

Phacelia, Shake Rag Hollow, Perimeter Trail, Sewanee Domain, Tennessee

One of my favorite perennials here - the Mayapple, Shake Rag Hollow, Perimeter Trail, Sewanee Domain, Tennessee

One of my favorite perennials here – the Mayapple, Shake Rag Hollow, Perimeter Trail, Sewanee Domain, Tennessee

Giant White Trillium, Shake Rag Hollow, Perimeter Trail, Sewanee Domain, Tennessee

Giant White Trillium, Shake Rag Hollow, Perimeter Trail, Sewanee Domain, Tennessee

Jonathan holding a Brown Rat Snake, Shake Rag Hollow, Perimeter Trail, Sewanee Domain, Tennessee

Jonathan holding a Brown Rat Snake, Shake Rag Hollow, Perimeter Trail, Sewanee Domain, Tennessee