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Category Archives: Flower Photography

Walking around Hoffman Hills we noticed these flowers were blooming.

Prairie Smoke

Pussytoes

There were quite a few birds around.

Belted Kingfisher

 

Eastern Bluebirds

Tree Swallow

Canada Geese Goslings

As we were leaving a Muskrat swam by.

Muskrat

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A variety of flowers are blooming along the Red Cedar State Trail. The most common flowers are the Touch-me-nots which are blooming all along the trail.

Pale Touch-me-not

Spotted-touch-me-not

Spiderwort

Motherwort

Chickweed

Blue Verian

Blooming Grass

There are a variety of flowers blooming at Hoffman Hills Recreation Area. The predominant flower is the Queen Anne’s Lace.

Queen Anne’s Lace

Purple Cone Flower

Prairie Blazing Star

Joe-pye Weed

Butterfly Weed

 

I have an abundance of Gloriosa Daises growing in my prairie. This is the first time I’ve seen a double bloom.

Last week we made a couple of trips to the Duluth Rose Garden. While the roses were just starting to bloom the Peony’s were at their peak.

There were some roses blooming but the best are yet to come.

There were also a number of other flowers blooming as we walked along the lakewalk.

 

The first of the Red Clover has started to bloom. I was interested in photographing it because it is rare that I can find a plant with the leaves in perfect condition. Normally the leaves are brown or have been damaged by insects.

It has been a while since I’ve been out to Hoffman Hills. There is not a lot going on right now. The Prairie Smoke and the Wild Lupine are blooming but that is about it. The Geese are gone. There are a few Painted Turtles around. The second pond is covered with a heavy green slime. They can no longer afford to run the aeration unit in the pond so it scums up early in the season.

Dew Covered Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke

 

Wild Lupine

Wild Lupine

Photos from a walk along the Red Cedar State Trail.

Bloodroot

Pussy Willow

Marsh Marigolds

Sandhill Crane

Cattail

Wild Geranium

There are a variety of spring flowers blooming on the south slopes of the hills on the farm.

Large-flowered Bellwort

Large Flowered Trillium

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Downy Yellow Violet

Common Blue Violet

Pussytoes

Wood Anemone