Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Nature's Beauty

These flowers have just recently come up.  They are Round-leaf Pyrola and they are about 7" high.

Not only strawberries, but now raspberries, and not far behind will be blackberries, and blueberries!!  YUM.

This is a Spathulate-leaved Sundew.  It is carnivorous. Those reddish glandular hairs have a sticky coating which trap food for the plant.  In the photo, you can see the flower stalk with buds that have not opened yet.  They are tiny white flowers when they bloom.

I couldn't figure out what that red thing was in the water when I first saw it.  It is the seed head of a Yellow Pond-lily (Spatterdock). 

Couldn't resist this female Yellow Warbler.

Last and least, this is another orchid that grows here at Moosehorn NWR.  It is a Rose Pogonia.  A solitary flower on the stem and is only 8" to 15" tall.  It is also known as Snake-mouth.

Isn't it wonderful how mother nature provides food and flowers in succession so we always have something to look forward to.

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