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Morningcloak butterfly - a sign of spring.

 

 
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The following images capture the spirit of spring in the Burwash area.

Spring is a time when days are warm, but night temperatures may still drop below freezing.

Wildflowers on the deciduous forest floor start growing to ensure they flower before the leaves appear.

Grasses start to grow, adding a touch of green to an otherwise brown vista.  This fresh green grass is a choice food for grazing animals like elk and deer.

Signs of Spring

Spring mix of White Trillium and fern. Location: Trout Lake Road, Sudbury; Date: May 25, 2002.

Spring carpet of trillium and ostridge ferm, Trout Lake Road, Sudbury, Copyright 2002 Andy Fyon.

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Spring creek, Sudbury area, www.ontariowildflower.com, copyright 2002, Andy Fyon

Spring creek, 1 week after the snow left. The grasses are brown. An old beaver dam broke under the rapid spring flood.

Location: C109 ski-doo trail, off Rantala Road
Date: April 21, 2002 

Spring ice along the shore of a lake. Breakup is almost complete.

Location: Burwash
Date: April 14, 2001

Spring ice on lake, Burwash Ontario.

Remaining snow in the spring forest.

Remaining snow on the forest floor. Spring rains quickly melt the winter snow.

Location: Burwash
Date: April 15, 2001

Spring grass meadow, Burwash.

In the spring, meadows and grasslands are brown before the new growth begins.  To help create an habitat for introduced elk, three large grassland areas were burned in fall 2000. The new grass in the burned areas grows quickly, providing early food for the elk.  Those areas are green compared to the adjacent areas that were not burned.

Location: Burwash
Date: April 28, 2001.

Plants and Wildflowers

Willows form soft flowers in the spring called pussy willows.

Location: Burwash
Date: April 15, 2001

Pussy willow - a sign of spring.

Spring wildflower, trout lily, Burwash, Ontario, Andy Fyon

A cluster of Trout Lily wildflowers marks the start of the spring wildflower season.

Location: Burwash
Date: April 29, 2001

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Spring beauty and Trout Lily spring wildflowers

The appearance of Trout Lily and Spring Beauty wildflowers mark the start of the spring wildflower season.

Location: Burwash
Date: April 29, 2001

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Trout Lily flower, Trout Lake road, Copyright 2002 Andy Fyon.

Trout Lily flower detail. As the flowers age, the curl back.

Location: Trout Lake Road
Date: May 25, 2002.

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Trout lily flower, Trout Lake Road, Copyright 2002 Andy Fyon.

Trout Lily flower detail.

Location: Trout Lake Road
Date: May 25, 2002.

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Barren-ground strawberry. A common early wildflower in meadows, waste areas, and mixed forest.

Location: Burwash
Date: May 12, 2001

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Spring wildflowers

Spring wildflowers

Northern blue violet. A common wildflower in waste areas where the sun is able to warm the ground quickly.

Location: Burwash
Date: May 12, 2001

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Lily-of-the-valley and fringed polygala spring wildflowers.

Location: Burwash
Date: May 20, 2001

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Spring wildflowers

Spring wildflowers, goldenthread

White flowers of Goldthread occur with Bunchberry and leaves of lily-of-the-valley - all common spring wildflowers in this mixed coniferous and deciduous forest.

Location: Burwash
Date: May 20, 2001

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Marsh marigold is a common sight in the creeks and wet areas in spring.

Location: Burwash
Date: May 12, 2001

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Marsh marigold wildflower

Spring Flowering Shrubs

Serviceberry flowering shrub. This is the earliest flowering shrub in the Sudbury area.

Location: Burwash
Date: May 12, 2001

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Serviceberry flowering shrub

Pin cherry grove

Pin cherry flowers are at their peak.  The white flowers stand out in contrast to the green of the cedar.

Location: Burwash
Date: May 19, 2001

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Red-berried elder flowering shrub. This shrub flowers later than the Serviceberry or pin cherry.

Location: Burwash
Date: May 19, 2001

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Red-berried elder shrub

 

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