The flowers of the wild bergamot seem more delicate then the cultivated types, but no less beautiful - these things have a strong striking presence amongst the sea of green in the forest. There are several other colors this flower grows in - pink, red and magenta also grow in the woods.Once we got closer to the rocks we had moved away from the mysterious dead animal smell and found another awesome plant - wild ginseng! Apparently people hunted and stole tons of it off this property a while back, but the plant is now re-establishing itself. (If you come try to hunt it ova' here I will most likely be hiding in the woods with my big knife and will scare you so bad you'll have nightmares for all your life & I will call the Po Po's on you.... so don't do it...!!)
We didn't harvest anything from these plants since it needs a chance to spread - but we do plan to go back to both the ginseng and bergamot to collect a few seeds to cultivate.
After all that exploring, I took a big rest on some rocks and relaxed. You can see I don't have special hiking gear, shoes, clothes, or anything else for that matter. NOTE: Expensive outdoors equipment not required for major fun. XoXOooo