I celebrated Earth Day with a group of strangers who treated me as a friend. My friend, Pat, invited me to accompany the Mountwood Bird Club on their yearly trip up Newell's Run in Ohio, near the Ohio River. I wanted to go because this particular trip would focus on wildflowers more than birds. It was a good choice. The scent of spring touched our noses as we scanned hillsides and ditches along the rural winding road. We found over twenty species of wildflowers over a ten-mile area, all within view of our cars.