A day at the bog

Sundew flower bud

Sundew flower bud

Is that kind of like a day at the office? Not quite! I went to the bog to check on the progress of the Sundews to see if they were blooming. They weren’t quite blooming yet.

Round-leaf Sundew

Round-leaf Sundew

Sundews are prolific this year at the Lake Jeanette bog on the Echo Trail. You must look very closely to see these tiny plants. The sticky fronds were glistening in the sunlight on this bright afternoon.

Pitcher Plant flower

Pitcher Plant flower

The Pitcher Plants are flowering, the flowers stand high above the actual Pitchers of the Pitcher Plant.

Sarracenia purpurea

Sarracenia purpurea

The purple veins in the Pitcher Plant are described in the scientific species name, purpurea. The veins may attract insects by mimicing blood vessels.

Black-backed Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker

On the way out, I was treated to a nice view of a Black-backed Woodpecker!

Black-backed Woodpecker, male

Black-backed Woodpecker, male

He was busy foraging looking for insects and their larvae behind the bark of the Black Spruce trees. The yellow on the top of the head makes this a male.

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