To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary

I ran across Loda Lake by accident a few years ago while traveling home via the back roads after kayaking. I marked it on my map, came home and looked it up, but disregarded it for hiking because the trail is only 1.5 miles. I guess I didn't do my research very well because it has a connector to the North Country Trail and it's easy to plan a trip with as many miles as you would like. Fortunately, my hiking group planned a weekend trip to include Loda Lake and, of course, I joined in. Please, enjoy the photos...I certainly enjoyed my hike.
Sharp-lobed Hepatica
Hepatica - note the 3 bracts surrounding the partially open flower
Trout Lily
Spring Beauty
Marsh Marigold, Cowslip
Ostrich Fern fiddle heads, edible - note the groove running down the inside of the stem. This signifies that it is Ostrich and not Cinnamon or Interrupted, neither of which should be eaten.
Cutleaf Toothwort
Trout Lily
Woodland Terrarium - wishing I had picked this up because it would look gorgeous in my garden
Fairy Castle
Lesser Scaup
Tree Groundpine
Northern Pitcher Plant, carnivorous
Tree Swallow
Tree Swallow
Lesson learned: if I happen across someplace that appeals to me, I darned well better get in there and explore it. I could have easily ignored this place for years and never known what a gem it is.


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