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The Wildflowers of the West Dalhousie Road

August 05, 2015

After our visit to the Gardens of Annapolis Royal Laura and I followed the West Dalhousie Road home. This route is quiet, has little traffic, and sports a good mix of marsh, bog and woodland offering opportunities for birds and wildflowers.

Brown-eyed Susan

Wildflower Bouquet of Queen Anne's Lace and Sweet Yellow Clover and Knapweed

Queen Anne's Lace and Sweet Yellow Clover and KnapweedQueen Anne's Lace and Sweet Yellow Clover and Knapweed

Sweet Yellow Clover

Swamp Candles

A Brook Along the Route

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Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

This young bird was a long ways off. I photographed it at 850mm and still had to do a severe crop to get this image.

Meadowsweet

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Sundew

SundewSundew

Flower of Sundew?

SundewSundew

White Fringed Orchid

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Dewdrop

DewdropDewdrop

Fireweed

FireweedFireweed

Elderberry

ElderberryElderberry

Bouquet of Elderberry and Sweet White Clover

Elderberry and Sweet White CloverElderberry and Sweet White Clover

Horned Bladderwort

This bog hosts the most extensive display of horned bladderwort we have seen anywhere!

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Pickerel Weed

Pickerel WeedPickerel Weed

Ragged Fringed Orchid

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