Anne Elliott's photos with the flora

Sea Holly

Sea Holly
I am SO stressed out! Just spent the last three hours, while a technician went through my whole computer remotely, deleting every virus that has accumulated. I was told that I phoned them just in time, as I was not far away from losing everything on my…
Added on September 19, 2018

Pink (African?) Daisies

Pink (African?) Daisies
On 6 September 2018, it turned out to be a much longer day than I had planned! In the very early hours of the morning, I happened to check the weather forecast just out of interest, and saw that rain is expected on about six of the coming days (if it act…
Added on September 17, 2018

Butterfly on Joe Pye Weed

Butterfly on Joe Pye Weed
Not sure if this is a Western White or a Checkered White, or something else.

"As the story goes, there once was an Indian medicine man named Joe Pye who used concoctions from a wild plant found growing in the nearby woods to cure typhoid fever. His brew…
Added on September 16, 2018

Globe Thistle / Echinops ritro

Globe Thistle / Echinops ritro
The five photos posted this morning were all taken yesterday, 11 September 2018. Our botany season has come to an end and so our main Naturalist had a group of us visit his amazing garden and a walk to look at wild and garden plants in his neighbourhood.…
Added on September 12, 2018

Rough cocklebur / Xanthium strumarium

Rough cocklebur / Xanthium strumarium
Please, no need to make any comments! Just finishing off the last 10 photos taken during our trip east to Eagle Lake, on 25 August 2018. Some are similar to others, so I'm sure won't be of too much interest to anyone other than myself. Today, 28 August…
Added on August 29, 2018

Creeping Thistle / Cirsium arvense, pure white, noxious weed

Creeping Thistle / Cirsium arvense, pure white, noxious weed
Always interesting to come across a white Creeping (formerly Canada) Thistle instead of the usual pink. Just as noxious as the pink ones.

Back to the bio-blitz on Lisa Harbinson' property for my photos tonight. I have just added six extra photos. I re…
Added on August 13, 2018

Alfalfa

Alfalfa
We have been under a heat warning recently, and yesterday's temperature got up to either 31C or 32C. It was just unbearable in my place and I needed to get out for a short drive and be in the air-conditioning of my car. We have also been having rain on…
Added on July 31, 2018

Baneberry, red berries

Baneberry, red berries
Yesterday morning, 27 July 2018, there was a good turnout for a bio-inventory walk in a woodland area in Black Diamond. Geoff Hoffner and Jean Gallant had invited us to go and explore this area, though they were a little concerned in case we didn't find…
Added on July 28, 2018

Baneberry, white berries

Baneberry, white berries
Yesterday morning, 27 July 2018, there was a good turnout for a bio-inventory walk in a woodland area in Black Diamond. Geoff Hoffner and Jean Gallant had invited us to go and explore this area, though they were a little concerned in case we didn't find…
Added on July 28, 2018

Nodding Thistle / Musk Thistle / Carduus nutans

Nodding Thistle / Musk Thistle / Carduus nutans
Definitely past its prime, but I love these Nodding Thistles at any stage, but especially when the pinky purple flower has died and the beautiful pattern of the spiny bracts can be seen more clearly. Flower head is 4-6 cm in diameter. The large Nodding…
Added on July 25, 2018