Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter on the Rail Trail

Today's revist to the Mon River rail trail in the vicinity of Little Falls brought a few rewards.

Presenting the real Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides):

I had previously mistaken the Star Chickweed for a Rue. It was a dumb mistake, because I should have paid more attention to the leaves. The Rue, as you can see above, has a three-lobed leaf.

Below is yet another first-time flower shot for me. This macro shot looks like an alien face hugger should be coming out of this bloom. It's the flower of the Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense). If you look carefully, you'll see a little bug sticking its head into the center.

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