In Haslett, Michigan, wild rhubarb runs rampant in “the woods.”
I don’t know if people gather it wild and use it for home consumption but the idea of just being “in the woods” freaked me out just a little. This is the Southern California girl in me talking, of course.
Also seen in Michigan was my first ever cardinal. I would post a photo but the photos I took don’t do it justice. Instead I’m linking to a photo of one by one of my favorite artists and Flickr contact, Stuart Immonen.
Other critters I saw but didn’t take pictures of include a raccoon, opossum, white-tailed deer, a woodchuck, a painted turtle, red-winged blackbirds, American robins, Canada geese, cranes, squirrels, a chipmunk and dime-sized mosquitoes. Did you know a woodchuck is just another name for a groundhog?
After seeing rhubarb, it makes me want to try some rhubarb recipes at home.
Up next: Stuffed to my gills in Cleveland and Chicago.