Just beecause I never have huge success with photographing birds, here are some wildflowers pics from the Carden area. Late May-Mid-June is a great time of year to see some of these highly-adapted alvar plants. They tend to be fairly rare in other parts of Ontario. Although there are many places one could go, I highly recommend Cameron Ranch or Prairie Smoke nature Reserve if you are interested in seeing the diversity of plantlife on the Carden Plain.
|Prairie Smoke is everywhere...This picture was taken on the Windmill Ranch|
|The spectacular Indian Paintbrush - Very common although it seems to grow better away from roadways|
|Balsam Ragwort - A true alvar specialist|
|Balsam Ragwort - 2011 has been an excellent year for this wildflower|
|Hairy Beardtongue - Tougher to find than some of the other wildflowers but a beautiful delicate-looking plant|