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11-MAY-2009 Christine Hanrahan

Dwarf ginseng (Panax trifolius)

I had a meeting of the Larose Forest Advisory Committee, in Larose Forest (where else?) all morning. Once that was over I headed out with Tasha, who had patiently waited in the car for me, to spend the rest of the day walking in the forest.

I first headed down Perron Rd. to look for the small stand of Dwarf ginseng that grows there. I am still trying for a good photo of this plant but although this one is better than previous ones, it is still not good.

Before starting the hiking part of the day, I zipped down Bertrand Rd. to see if the Cape May warbler was back it its usual spot. It was! I believe this is the 8th year in a row that they've returned to that location. I drove to another location about 1.5 kms further down, but no sign of them. Other than the Cape May, there were lots of birds. Near the Cape may site was a pair of broad-winged hawks engaging in courtship display, and a number of Nashville warblers. Along Perron I saw or heard, amongst other sepcies, great crested flycatcher, eastern kingbird, tree swallow, ravens, rose-breasted grosbeaks, red-eyed vireos, winter wrens, common yellowthroat warblers, Baltimore orioles, and white-throated sparrows. In the distance ruffed grouse were drumming at several locations. In addition to the birds, there were eastrn commas, mourning cloaks, and several spring azures. As well, very fresh moose tracks in the mud. We must have just missed each other!

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
1/400s f/5.0 at 74.3mm iso100 full exif

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reflectionsofnature16-Feb-2010 03:35
I am not sure why you think this photo is not good. I think it is very good! I like photos like this where the stem comes out from the corner of the frame and presents the bloom in the middle. And this one does it times two!
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