Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Walk in the Woods in May

The single nicest time of year to go for a walk in the woods is in early May, before the leaves (and the blackflies and mosquitoes) come out. A rash of early wildflowers, the spring ephemerals, blooms before the canopy of leaves closes off their light. We hit the Bruce Trail nearby twice last week on warm sunny spring days, and the photos here are the result.

Red Trillium, one of my favourites

Dog-tooth Violet or Trout Lily

Wild Ginger

Spring Beauty

Dutchman's Breeches

The wierd purple leaves and tiny flower of the Blue Cohosh, which will soon turn a normal green colour.

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