During the fall, the trail is full of goldenrod. It’s a wildflower with small, yellow flowers that grow in clusters. Goldenrod is important for biodiversity because it provides bees and other pollinators with nectar and pollen in late summer and early fall. The trail is also a popular nesting spot for many birds, who build their nests in the trees near the water.
Goldenrods add a beautiful yellow splash to Mallows Bay! (Courtesy of Maryland DNR)