Archive for the 'Wildflowers' Category

16
Sep
08

Insects on goldenrod – Sept 16 2008

Insects seem to love goldren at this time of the year.

Insect on Goldenrod - Sept 16 2008

Wasp on Goldenrod - Sept 16 2008

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2 insects on Goldenrod - Sept 16 2008

Bumblebee on Goldenrod - Sept 16 2008

02
Sep
08

Jewelweed by Fen – Sept 2 2008

Jewelweed is a great plant because it is beautiful to look at, it’s exploding seeds can entertain the kids(and who am I kidding adults too), and its stems can be crushed and the juice applied to skin for anti-itch medicine. Pretty cool!

 

Here are two fully ripe jewelweed seedpods.  If you look the the top of the pod on the right you’ll see two small aphids.  I imagine they went flying we I exploded the seedpods.  I didn’t know they were there unil I looked at this photo.

Jewelweed

 

And here are the seedpods after they have been touched.

Jewelweed Seeds

08
Jul
08

Bergamont with bumblebee & spider – July 8 2008

08
Jul
08

Prickly Gooseberry(dogberry) – July 8 2008

These gooseberries are one of the few wild edible berries that can be found in the forest. Although those spikes look a bit intimidating they can be scraped off fairly easily.

11
Apr
08

Spring Wildflowers- April 11 2008

Spring wildflowers at the base of turtle hill.

Here is a dutchman’s breeches.

Dutchman Breeches- April 11 2008

11
Apr
08

Skunk Cabbage – April 11 2008


I find these on my walk the bog jog. I just love there shapes.

Skunk Cabbage - April 11 2008

Skunk Cabbage Leaf - April 11 2008

20
Mar
08

Wildflower Remains on This First Day of Spring – March 20 , 2008

As I’m walking along Massasauga trail I spot these wildflower remains from last year.

This is Queen Anne’s lace or also called bird’s nest.  It’s in the wild carrot family.

Queen Anne's Lace

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I think this is goldenrod?

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