Another nature walk

north53 Z1b MB(zone 1b Canada)May 17, 2007

I spent the evening out in the bush again. We started out just wanting the share the calypso orchids with a couple more people. But since we were close to Rocky Lake we went there to view the birds. While there we enjoyed roaming in the woods, and found many prairie crocus and more orchids. Then we went and sat on the rocks overlooking the bay where we could observe the red necked grebes and a couple of loons. It was a beautiful evening.

I want to share some of the interesting plants growing right on the rocks.

This little saxifrage was in bloom.

Another clump of saxifrage growing right on the rock.

This saxifrage looked like a cloud.

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These tiny ferns are just growing in a crack in the rock face.

Just another calypso. I love the moss they grow in.

Hope you're not getting tired of these nature pictures! Marie

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Pudge 2b

Ah Marie, you're so lucky to see this beauty any time you want. I love the northern woods. You're photos are great and I'll never tire of looking at them. Thanks for sharing them here.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2007 at 8:12AM
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xtreme_gardener(1b)

Nature is so amazing! I love those little ferns. Great pics, Marie.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2007 at 1:47PM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

I sure do wish I had backyard woods like you! Great photos and keep them coming.

Love the moss, what a great nature's plan for mulch.

Sharon

    Bookmark   May 18, 2007 at 3:24PM
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Laurie_z3_MB(sw MB)

Mother nature plants so beautifully. Great pictures Marie.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2007 at 4:43PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Never sick of the nature pics! I love getting out in the woods too. I have seen saxifrage many times before but never knew what it was.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2007 at 6:58PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

These are great nature pictures!!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us!
Konrad

    Bookmark   May 18, 2007 at 10:23PM
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north53 Z1b MB(zone 1b Canada)

Took a break from gardening to go wildflowering. Tonight's jaunt was mainly to see the ram's head orchid, but I enjoyed the common flowers also.

This is the ram's head orchid. It is quite small and difficult to find amongst the other plants. However it is quite photogenic.

The pussytoes were really cute tonight.

The hoary puccoons light up the ditches. They are so brightly colored.

This red mushroom is smaller than a dime.

Bunchberry, my favorite wildflower.

I had to include the yellow lady slipper. They are blooming everywhere now.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2007 at 10:14PM
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