20170606 Marsh Marigold, Spring Azure, Tiger Swallowtail, Polypores, Viburnums, Rose, Starling, Goslings, Drakes, Prunus, Solomon’s Seal and others…

 

Marsh Marigold, Spring Azure, Tiger Swallowtail, Polypores, Viburnums, Rose, Starling, Goslings, Drakes, Prunus, Solomon’s Seal, Star flowers

Here is the Marsh Marigold a few weeks after it was in full yellow bloom..

There are a lot of Spring Azures flitting about these days.  They may be a bit difficult to ID properly according to the very reliable expert, Rick Cavasin.

I had a brief discussion with Damien about these polypores.  He and Vanessa were out searching for Oyster Mushrooms and had only see these.  I think that they are Polyporus squamosus   also known as Dryad’s Saddle.

These are the “wild plums” that I photographed about a month ago…

Viburnum trilobum  berries ripen the same time, late fall, as the cranberry and make a similar sauce.  Hence the common name.  Note the similarity of the flower pattern with other viburnums.

Another Viburnum, Northern Wild Raisin.   Take your pick of specie as Northern Wild Raisin is either a V. nudum, cassinoides, lentago depending on who you read.  The other Viburnum that you saw here is Hobblebush, aka V. lantanoides.  All of the viburnums have sterile attractor blossoms on the perimeter, surrounding a fertile head of flowers.

It seems that this Starling has just had a dip in Byng Inlet…

I suspect that these two pairs are baby sitting goslings from other parents.  Some are already dabb(l)ing….

Three drakes parading …

Nice bouquet of starflowers …

View from George’s Driveway out the south channel….

Canada anemone will be in full bloom when we get the next warm spell …

Solomon’s Seal near the end of Riverside on the open lot where the geophysical marker is located …

The little patch of white on front might help in identifying this dragonfly …

At first  I thought that this is Prunus pumila, but those dark purple stamens are not typical of the Great Lakes Sandcherry.   Perhaps another hybrid?

If we get some good pollination weather we’ll have a good blueberry crop this year ….

Wild Lily of the Valley …

Pin Cherry showing arrangement of blossoms…. very different than the choke and black species of cherry.

Nice wild rose in Doug and Doreen’s rockery…

Fan leaved Hawthorn in full bloom…

We found this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in the driveway upon returning home.   TinTin was unimpressed.

 

Mary Holland has a very nice post of Fringed Polygala, aka Gaywings.   I’ve seen them blooming along Hwy 529 south 529A into Bayfield Inlet.

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5 thoughts on “20170606 Marsh Marigold, Spring Azure, Tiger Swallowtail, Polypores, Viburnums, Rose, Starling, Goslings, Drakes, Prunus, Solomon’s Seal and others…

    • Thanks Marilyn,
      I agree, many of those scenes are beautiful. I just try to record them.

  1. Hi Hi and thank you for yet another beautiful presentation and informative presentation .. partial to the polypores, wet Starling and the “ducks’. Your flowers “awesome”. xoxo

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