A nice few hours up on Hwy 522 to see spring flowers, some emerging and some at their best …
Lonicera canadensis, Fly Honeysuckle are blooming on a shrub about a metre or so tall.
Carolina Spring Beauty in normal habitate.
And a trout lily in typical habitat…
A clump of Trillium grandiflorum, Ontario’s flower, with its petals still furled.
Willow, Salix, showing the difference between this male catkin …
… and this female catkin on an adjoining plant:
A collection of moss-lichens showing the great diversity of their symbiotic relationships:
Clear example of clusters of female Acer rubrum flowers:
Blue Coshosh bloom very quickly. One week, even in this cold weather is about the length of the bloom. A day or so, for each individual floret.
Although I’ve seen one moose this spring, very few deer and no bears have been seen yet. Perhaps the rainy/snowy cold weather has been a factor.