Thursday, June 13, 2024

Purdon 2024

White Bog Orchid  (Platanthera dilatata) - smells of vanilla

Bunchberry flowers. ( Quatre-temps,
Cornus canadensis, Cornouiller du Canada) The bunchberry is a kind of dogwood. When tripped by the wind or pollinators, the stamens will pop open, throwing pollen out with a force of 2400 gs, with one of the fastest known speeds of a plant. A specialized camera recording at 10,000 frames per second had to be used to record the motion: The berry is edible, but I found it does taste insipid.



Friday, June 7, 2024

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Midland painted turtle, found swimming far from shore.

Found swimming far from the shore in Lake St. Francis. About an inch across. Relocated to a pond that has other Midland Painted turtles.


Sunday, June 2, 2024

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Glengarry Renaissance Festival

Butterfly man, views of the2024 Glengarry Renaissance Festival in Maxville, Ontario, June 1, 2024

Dragon costume in the stand - I know how they feel - I was the first model in U of Guelph's Gryph (plushy Gryphon) - costume smelled horrible after I got out of it)