20170525 Canada Columbine, White Trillium, Solomon’s Plume, Raindrops, Bird’s Nest, Hobblebush, Sheep Laurel, Cinnamon/Interrupted fern, Skerryvore Road.

Canada Columbine, White Trillium, Solomon’s Plume, Raindrops, Bird’s Nest, Hobblebush, Sheep Laurel, Cinnamon/Interrupted fern, Skerryvore Road.

These Aquilegia canadensis are approaching full bloom…

 

This T. grandiflorum is starting to fade, showing its pink colour before it turns purplish and drops off.

Maianthemum racemosum (treacleberry, feathery false lily of the valley, false Solomon’s seal, Solomon’s plume or false spikenard; syn. Smilacina racemosa, Vagnera racemosa)  has just formed buds for its “plume” at the end of the stalk.  This is a very common plant up here, often replacing the trilliums in sequence of blooming in open deciduous woods.

I took this photo because of the little balls of water bouncing up after the surface had been hit by a raindrop.  The reflections (of the cinqfoil?) is bonus.

I wonder if this nest will be resused?

Viburnum lantanoides (commonly known as hobble-bush, witch-hobble, alder-leaved viburnum, American wayfaring tree, and moosewood) displays its perimeter sterile flowers in the rain.  I will look for Spring Azure butterflies nectaring on the blossoms when we get some sunshine.

Here are a few difficult photos of Kalmia angustifolia, aka Sheep Laurel in the tamarack bog along Shebeshekong Road.   In this photo is is associated with Leatherleaf …

Here is it growing through a low (.3 m) branch of a tamarack.

I know the fern in the foreground but will have to go back to look more carefully at the patch of ferns in the background!

 

All of the ponds are full to brimming as the rain clouds threaten to deliver yet more water.

More rain is forecast for today.

2 thoughts on “20170525 Canada Columbine, White Trillium, Solomon’s Plume, Raindrops, Bird’s Nest, Hobblebush, Sheep Laurel, Cinnamon/Interrupted fern, Skerryvore Road.

  1. Tom, thank you and then some. These capture what I have seen … I was fortunate to see several varieties of butterflies and learning to identify them. It’s that Spring rebirth wonderland out there. xoxo

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