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Photos from TCH#1 near Braintree on 2006-Jul20:
Queen-Annes-lace (Daucus carota): plant Queen-Annes-lace (Daucus carota): umbel of flowers Queen-Annes-lace (Daucus carota): umbel seed-stage Queen-Annes-lace (Daucus carota): umbel seed-stage closer Hooded ladies-tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana): flower-spike Hooded ladies-tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana): flower-spike Hooded ladies-tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana): flower-spike Brown stinkbug (Euschistus sp): on Hooded ladies-tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana) Kalms lobelia (Lobelia kalmii): Kalms lobelia (Lobelia kalmii): Habitat: Hooded ladies-tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana) etc ditch beside TCH
-- Queen-Anne's-lace is regarded as an invasive weed in some places, but here in Manitoba it is a very rare plant, though possibly spreading.  Each umbel is an umbel of umbels, the whole plant being roughly an umbel of umbels of umbels.
-- We encountered a dead Black-bear on the roadside near Wye Rd -- but alas I didn't get a photo (long story).


Photos from Contour on 2006-Jul20:
Viceroy butterfly (Limenitis archippus): on Horsetail (Equisetum sp) Viceroy butterfly (Limenitis archippus): on Horsetail (Equisetum sp) Viceroy butterfly (Limenitis archippus): on Horsetail (Equisetum sp) Alfalfa-butterfly (Colias eurytheme)?: and Viceroy butterfly (Limenitis archippus)

Photos from BirchRiver-Bridge on PR503 on 2006-Jul20:
Fringed-gentian (Gentianopsis crinita): Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis): flower Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis): closer

Photos from PR308 on 2006-Jul20:
Northern hawk-owl (Surnia ulula): Northern hawk-owl (Surnia ulula): Northern hawk-owl (Surnia ulula):
-- There were 3 of these crow-sized owls at this location; the 1st 2 photos are of same owl, the 3rd is another.


Photos from Bog on PR308 on 2006-Jul20:
Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica): with berries

Photos from gravel-pit near Braintree on 2006-Jul20:
- not "The Cusson" municipal gravel-pit, but the nearby GWWD gravel-pit known as "The Pit"
Cross-shaped evening-primrose (Oenothera oakesiana): Monkeyflower (Mimulus sp): bad Monkeyflower (Mimulus sp): bad

Photos from gravel-pit near Braintree on 2006-Jul16:
- same species in same location but taken a few days earlier by Doris Ames:
Cross-shaped evening-primrose (Oenothera oakesiana): Cross-shaped evening-primrose (Oenothera oakesiana): Cross-shaped evening-primrose (Oenothera oakesiana): Monkeyflower (Mimulus sp): Monkeyflower (Mimulus sp):