This diminutive flower is from the Wild Ginger plant. Asarum canadense is the scientific name and you can see the descriptive word is canadense, which refers to Canada. This is the northern variety of wild ginger.
here’s a close up of the flower
If you know the distinctive leave of the plant, you will have no problem finding this wild flower. But as you can see in this photo, the flower usually hangs down and is hard to see by its self.
I’ve never noticed the wildflower, Bloodroot, at Crane Lake before. Maybe I just wasn’t in the right habitat.
Here’s a resource on the internet to identify wildflower in Minnesota: https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/
This morning, this young Gray Jay was out foraging with its parents.
This angle shows the primary and tail feathers that are not fully developed. Gray Jays start nesting in the late winter and their young fledge in early May.
Follow the link to the Rendezvous, Voyageurs National Park’s newspaper. Lots of good information for the visitor.
A very cold Fox Sparrow on this snowy day at the end of April.