Beth Bartoli, Newport State Park’s Naturalist, takes us out for a closer look at Bloodroot, one of the Newport’s many spring ephemeral plants.

There is a bit of wind noise at the beginning of this video; we apologize.

Beth began filming these short videos during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Like all state parks at the time, Newport was mostly closed and the public was encouraged to shelter at home. She wanted to share what was going on in the park with anyone who couldn’t be there, especially since the naturalist programs and hikes were cancelled.