A Walk in the Woods

Fly Honeysuckle

Fly Honeysuckle

I wonder why the wildflower Fly Honeysuckle has the strange name, I think I like the scientific name, Lonicera canadensis, better. Canadensis refers to Canada, and it’s up here close to the Canadian border where this wildflower blooms early in the spring.

Leatherleaf

Leatherleaf

The Leatherleaf is just about done blooming now. This plant has a good name, the plant retains its leathery leaves year round. It’s one tough plant that can keep its green leaves on all winter.

Pixie Cups

Pixie Cups

Pixie Cups are actually a lichen, and they look like this year round as well.

Juneberry shrub

Juneberry shrub

Juneberry shrubs are blooming now. They have the showy white flowers that you can see everywhere up north right now.

Trailing Arbutus

Trailing Arbutus

White Pine

White Pine

Back in the woods on the Astrid Lake Hiking Trail there are some huge Pine trees. Red and White Pines tower over the hiking trail.

Fire Scar

Fire Scar

This huge White Pine has a fire scar from a long ago forest fire. It’s amazing that they can survive with a nasty scar like this, but actually wildfires have been found to be beneficial to the forest and the behemoths that grow there.

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