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Photos from the Jim and Marcella Towle property near Senkiw-MB on 2008-Aug23:
Bee (Apoidea sp): on Meadow blazing-star (Liatris ligulistylis) Bank swallow (Riparia riparia): nests on sandy bank Bank swallow (Riparia riparia): nests on sandy bank Flodmans thistle (Cirsium flodmanii): Prairie loosestrife (Lysimachia quadriflora): Silverleaf psoralea=Silverleaf indian-breadfruit (Pediomelum argophyllum): Western silvery aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum): many Western silvery aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum): Western silvery aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum): Western silvery aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum): flower Hairy yellow aster (Chrysopsis villosa): Dotted blazing-star (Liatris punctata): in bud Dotted blazing-star (Liatris punctata): buds Dotted blazing-star (Liatris punctata): Dotted blazing-star (Liatris punctata): Dotted blazing-star (Liatris punctata): flowers Dotted blazing-star (Liatris punctata): flowers Blue lettuce (Lactuca biennis): plant Blue lettuce (Lactuca biennis): flower Goatsbeard (Tragopogon sp): Yellow ladyslipper (Cypripedium parviflorum): pods Purple prairie-clover (Dalea purpurea): plant Purple prairie-clover (Dalea purpurea): flower Hairy umbrellawort (Mirabilis hirsuta): plant Hairy umbrellawort (Mirabilis hirsuta): Hairy umbrellawort (Mirabilis hirsuta):
-- note that the buds of Western silvery aster are much darker than the flowers; see my photos from 2008aug19


Photos from the Crow-Wing Trail near Senkiw-MB on 2008-Aug23:
Smartweed (Polygonum sp): plant Smartweed (Polygonum sp): Smartweed (Polygonum sp): flowers Woods rose (Rosa woodsii): with Bumblebee (Bombus sp) Bumblebee (Bombus sp): on Woods rose (Rosa woodsii) Common snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus): with flowers+buds+berries+foliage Bee (Apoidea sp): two kinds on Flodmans thistle (Cirsium flodmanii) Bee (Apoidea sp): two kinds on Flodmans thistle (Cirsium flodmanii) Closed bottle-gentian (Gentiana andrewsii) white-form: Closed bottle-gentian (Gentiana andrewsii) white-form: flowers Culvers root (Veronicastrum virginicum): Culvers root (Veronicastrum virginicum): flowers

Photos from the Roseau-River Park in Roseau-River-MB on 2008-Aug23:
group-2008: having lunch John Dyck: serving Corn (Zea mays) Fly-agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria)?: toadstool Fly-agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria)?: toadstool from below Fly-agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria)?: emerging

Photos from the TGPP near Gardenton-MB on 2008-Aug23:
Slenderleaved gerardia (Agalinis tenuifolia): plant Slenderleaved gerardia (Agalinis tenuifolia): flower photographer: Ed Zalusky zooms in on Hooded ladies-tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana) Hooded ladies-tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana): Hooded ladies-tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana): Aster-Goldenrod-hybrid (Oligoneuron album X Solidago canadensis)?: Fringed-gentian (Gentianopsis crinita): Bee (Apoidea sp): on Glaucous white lettuce (Prenanthes racemosa)