20150616 Some more spring blossoms

We wandered around a bit yesterday to see the progress of spring flowers.

Hackmatack  cones are progressing …

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This showes why these geraniums are called cranesbills.

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Nice goatsbeard before it goes into seed mode…. like a big dandelion.

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Good example of the sterile attractor blossoms surrounding the fertile blooms on this V. trilobum

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Moose Maple, Mountain Maple, Acer spicatum an uncommon maple around here.

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Pin Cherry, Prunus pensylvanica

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Black Cherry (P. serotina) or a Choke Cherry (P. virginiana) .  One of these days I’ll get a side by side comparison.

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There is a huge variety of these bee/wasp look-alikes out there, pollinating wildflowers.   I wonder if they are affected by neonic0tinoids.

I suspect, but don’t know, that the arachnids are unaffected.

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On of the beautiful Iris in front of D and A’s place.

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One of the Lupins at my former place.  There are some that have turned into this gangly variety.

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B and L’s  fragrant walkway of thyme.

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Very curious painteds, stretching out in the warm sun.

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Canada anemone, crowfoot has more sharply cut leaves compared to the smaller Wood anemone.

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Saw a big black bear moving off of the roadway at the Mag Reserve, probably going between the Mag townsite and the Britt/Byng Inlet Landfill site.  And, again, a single Sandhill was walking between Big Lake and the pond across the Highway.  I suspect a nest nearby.  Still lots of nesting turtles.  Pickerel are starting to disperse but still some nice fish being caught in “The River”.  M.D. got a 9 lb – 3 oz pickerel last weekend up by the railway bridge.

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “20150616 Some more spring blossoms

  1. I can’t get over the absolute clarity and beauty of your pictures!!! You are a real artist!!!!!

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