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American Robin on nest

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Canada Warbler

the aptly named, Canada Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Peek a boo

I can see you

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Pitcher Plant Flowers

Northern Parula

Northern Parula, a Warbler

orchid,dragon-mouth

Dragon’s Mouth Orchid

iris,blue-flag

Blue Flag Iris

Maianthemum trifolium

Moccasin Flowers

Moccasin Flowers

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Sandhill Cranes

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Junco carrying nesting material

Trumpeter Swan family with 6 cygnets

snipe,wilson's

Wilson’s Snipe

Garter snake

Crayfish

jack pulpit

Jack in the Pulpit

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Wild Ginger blooming http://blog.visitcranelake.com/wild-ginger-blooming/ http://blog.visitcranelake.com/wild-ginger-blooming/#respond Fri, 26 May 2017 20:42:18 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3658 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 … Continue reading

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Wild Ginger

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.

flower of wild ginger

Wild Ginger flower

here’s a close up of the flower

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Wild Ginger

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.

 

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Bloodroot http://blog.visitcranelake.com/bloodroot/ http://blog.visitcranelake.com/bloodroot/#respond Mon, 15 May 2017 21:09:14 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3652 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/  

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Bloodroot

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/

 

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Marsh Marigold

Hepatica

Bloodroot

anyone know?

behind the Voyageur Statue

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