20160515 Trip along Jamot Lumber Road

A Sunday afternoon detour after breakfast with the “Britt Teletubbies” at French River Restaurant yielded some photos:

I knew it!  Evidence of the effect of Pileated Woodpecking leading to the fall of this dead Elm Tree:

P1220551-1

This brand of willow makes pussywillows a month later than its cousins:

P1220564-1

There are lots of these at some of the rich forest soil locations just past the Red Pine plantation along that road.

P1220604-1

Here in harmony with Blue Coshosh:

P1220616-1

I was a bit too late for the blossom of this Bloodroot, which  often grows in association with the above and with Dutchman’s Breeches.

P1220626-1

Leatherleaf are in full bloom.

P1220636-1

On the way back the pond between Pakesley and Grundy Lake PP yielded a good look at this Double Crested Cormorant  who posed patiently for the photographer:

P1220662-1

But then jumped down into the water and took off, catching the photographer by surprise:

P1220668-1

Very heavy frost this morning.  I hope that not many blossoms got bitten.

Mary  Holland posted an interesting article and picture about the development of salamanders in vernal pools.

 

 

2 thoughts on “20160515 Trip along Jamot Lumber Road

  1. Tom, another THANK YOU for your beautiful Spring views. Love your commentaries – both neat and informative. MORE PLEASE !!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s