We’ve been out with Beth Bartoli, Newport State Park’s Naturalist, a few times since the end of April looking at spring ephemeral plants and flowers. Let’s see what’s happening with them as we get closer to the end May.
You can find her previous videos at these links: Spring Ephemerals; Ramps; Bloodroot.
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.