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Category Archives: Large-flowered Trillium

There are a variety of flowers blooming on the farm.

Large-flowered Trillium

Large-flowered Trillium

Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium

Common Blue Violet

Common Blue Violet

There are a large number of spring Wildflowers Blooming on the farm.

Large-flowered Bellwort

Large-flowered Bellwort

Large-flowered Trillium

Large-flowered Trillium

Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium

Rue Anemone

Rue Anemone

Common Blue Violet

Common Blue Violet

Downy Yellow Violet

Downy Yellow Violet

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

My wife and I were out on our annual spring cleanup along the road and noticed that the spring wildflowers are in full bloom. Here are a sampling of what is blooming now.

Common Blue Violet

Common Blue Violet

Downy Yellow Violet

Downy Yellow Violet

Large-flowered Trillium

Large-flowered Trillium

Large-flowered Bellwort

Large-flowered Bellwort

Rue Anemone

Rue Anemone

 

Walking through the woods this past week I found a number of flowers blooming in the woods. The last of the Bloodroot can be found on the north facing slopes. The remaining flowers can be found on the southern slopes.

Bloodroot

Bloodroot

Large-flowered Trillium

Large-flowered Trillium

Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium

Large-flowered Bellwort

Large-flowered Bellwort

My wife and I drove down to Perrot State Park earlier in the week to check out the wildflowers. We seemed to hit it just right. There were twenty+ different flowers blooming along the trails. Unfortunately the wind was really blowing making it difficult to photograph. I did manage a few photos.

Shooting Star

Shooting Star

Large-flowered Bellwort

Large-flowered Bellwort

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

False Rue Anemone

False Rue Anemone

Downy Yellow Violet

Large-flowered Trillium

It has been rainy and storming out quite a bit the last couple of weeks so I have not had many opportunities to get out into the woods and check on the wild flowers. A couple of days ago I did manage to get out between rain storms. The main flowers in bloom right now are the Large-Flowered Trillium, Common Blue and Downy Yellow Violets. I’m also starting to see the Wild Geraniums and Wild-flowered Bellworts. The Cut-leaved Toothwort is just starting to bloom.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird female

Baltimore Oriole female

More spring birds are starting to return. On the third of May we saw our first Baltimore Oriole. I quickly went out and put up a sugar water feeder and  some Grape Jelly. Later in the morning we also noticed a couple of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at the feeder. Later in the week there was a pair of Red-breasted Grosbeaks at the feeder.

Red-tailed Hawk

In addition to the spring birds I have also been seeing a Red-tailed Hawk hunting in the back yard. He usually comes to a large dead tree at the edge of the field and takes up his hunting position. A couple of times I’ve seen him dive into the grass but it didn’t look like he caught what he was after. He also brings his friends along with him. Shortly after he arrives on his perch the crows start to show up. He usually attracts about a half dozen of them. While he hunts they are usually busy attacking him.

White-tailed Deer

Late in the week I noticed four White-tailed Deer in the front yard. They were all bucks that were just starting to grow their horns.

More spring photos from the farm can be found on my website.

 

Bloodroot

The short answer is not much. After a frantic start to spring where we had 70-80 degree temperatures for almost two weeks in March things have slowed down. Most of the Bloodroot bloomed during those two weeks although there are a few still out. There are lots of flowers growing but we will need some warm weather to bring them along.

Common Blue Violet

Walking through the woods this morning I was able to find a few Common Blue and Downey Yellow violets but they are just starting and it will be a couple of weeks before they can be found in any numbers.

Large-flowered Trillium

The last few days we have had freezing overnight temperatures which has really slowed the flowers down. Normally the Large Flowered Trillium are right behind the Bloodroot but I only found one lonely trillium starting to bloom.

Wild Ginger

The Wild Ginger are starting to bloom on the south facing slopes. They should be in full bloom this next week.

Late last week I made the trip up the Ice Age Trail east of Rice Lake to hike the Hemlock Creek Loop. The weather was overcast and I was hoping to get a chance to photograph a few wildflowers. Much to my amazement I found over twenty different wildflowers in bloom. Large Flowered Trillium were the most common but there were lots of wild strawberries, a variety of anemone, violets and many more. If you have never hiked this segment of the ice age trail now is a great time to do it.

On the down side there were a few mosquitoes out.

Common Blue Violet

Jack-in-the-pulpit

Large-flowered Bellwort

Large-flowered Trillium

Rue Anemone

Wild Strawberries

Gaywings