Saturday, May 30, 2009

Walk on the Glengarry Trails

The other day my friend Peggi and I went for a walk on the Glengarry Trails, about 10 minutes from my house.

There are a series of trails and boardwalks that go around the Garry Fen, a small body of water surrounded moslty by peat moss and water plants.

On the other side of the boardwalk, there are inlets of water where muskrats and ducks can travel.

There are also pitcher plants, this one getting ready to bloom. This plant is a carnivore and it waits for an unsuspecting insect to get trapped in the liquid contained in the "pitcher." Lunch!

Lovely marsh marigolds which as their name implies only grow in wetlands.

There are all kinds of blooming sedge grasses growing in little clumps around the boardwalk.

Wild ginger was in bloom but the these burgundy flowers are difficult to see as they bloom very low on the plant, practically touching the ground.

My favourite! Wintergreen berries. One crunch and you know why Mr. Wrigley made gum out of these.


Julie said...
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frannie said...

I didn't know about this trail. Thanks for the tip. Lovely shots.


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