This looks like something exotic from a rain forest. It’s Spotted Touch-Me-Not (Impatiens capensis), photographed in the morning sun along the Rose Point Trail with the dew starting to collect.
All hail – the Queen has finally returned. This is the first monarch butterfly I have seen this season, it was last Thursday on the Rose Point Trail. Despite the
Here’s a look at Zhiishiib Rock just a little before sunset with the Big Sound and Parry Island in the background. A big whale is what I see. It’s just
The view from the Smelter Wharf in Parry Sound looking toward Zhiishiib Rock. I met these three fishermen as they headed out. They were hoping to catch Lake Trout. (July
This is what Swamp Milkweed looks like out on Bateau Island in the Georgian Bay Biosphere. A little smaller and not nearly as thick as on the Rose Point Trail.
A somewhat different view looking west from Umbrella Island. You really need to be there to appreciate how beautiful it is. Umbrella Island is a Georgian Bay Land Trust property,
A wild rose growing on Bateau Island, one of the more westerly islands in the Georgian Bay Biosphere. These islands are typically more sparse in terms of wildflowers, with many
Let’s leave the trail for a few days and head out to the islands, the 30,000 Islands and the Georgian Bay Biosphere. Here’s the view looking Southwest from the Umbrella
Another ‘critter’ doing business on the wildflowers along the Rose Point Trail. I suspect this is another flower crab spider, but can’t determine the subfamily and species. (July 2013)
To everything there is a season (turn, turn turn). Some of these Oxeye Daisies along the Rose Point Trail are starting to ‘show their age’. (July 2013)