Rhododendron Bloom Report: August 7, 2018

By: Tom Fischer, Interpretive Ranger at Monadnock State Park

The bloom at Rhododendron State Park is officially over, and this will be the last report for 2018. While the bloom wasn’t very spectacular this year, hopefully all the vegetative growth that occurred will ensure better blooms in years to come.

No blooms to be seen, but plenty of vegetative growth
Former blooms left bare
Ghost Plant that has thrived after all the rain this past week.

Walking through the loop one last time, I realized that as long as you can get over the bugs, it’s still a very beautiful walk, even without the flowers.

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Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Discover the Power of Parks is presented by New Hampshire State Parks in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association and made possible by generous financial support from Eversource. The program offers a look into the natural world through hands-on programming. Interpretive programs focus on connecting participants with nature and building appreciation for New Hampshire's unmatched natural heritage. Programs include guided hikes, interpretive tours, and imaginative environmental workshops for children and families. Programs are offered free to guests with paid park admission fee. No pre-registration is required.

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