Monday, 20 June 2016

The Soo!

I was up north of Sault Ste. Marie ("the Soo") last week with Pat Deacon for a few days carrying out breeding bird surveys.  We flew out of Pearson on Monday morning and flew back on Thursday afternoon. Besides being stuck in a seat on the back wall of the airplane, cheek to cheek with two large gentlemen, the trip went smoothly.  We saw lots of great birds including Canada Warbler, Rusty Blackbird, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher among others.  I didn't get many great photos due to the heavy tree cover, but I managed to get a few, particularly of the wild flowers.

Northern Parula
Black-throated Green Warbler

Pat can tell you what all of these plants are.  I enjoyed see these Pitcher Plants.  You can see the flower towering over the pitcher below which catches and digests bugs that get trapped inside.

Another carnivorous plant, the Sundew! This species catches bugs with those sticky globules on the end of the spikes!

I always enjoy seeing Blue Flag Iris

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