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Photos from near Brandon MB on 2009-May07:
Small white ladyslipper (Cypripedium candidum): emerging Small white ladyslipper (Cypripedium candidum): emerging Common snipe (Gallinago gallinago):

Photos from Lauder Sandhills on 2009-May07:
Sun-loving sedge (Carex pensylvanica): Gumbo evening-primrose (Oenothera caespitosa)?: in bud Golden bean (Thermopsis rhombifolia): plant in bud Golden bean (Thermopsis rhombifolia): buds Wormwood artemesia (Artemisia sp): Rusty lupin (Lupinus pusillus)?: Golden bean (Thermopsis rhombifolia): plant in flower Creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis): intriguing pattern Creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis): Pincushion cactus (Escobaria vivipara): bud closup Pincushion cactus (Escobaria vivipara): Pincushion cactus (Escobaria vivipara): Wild mustard (Sinapis arvensis) sp: Sun-loving sedge (Carex pensylvanica): Canada goose (Branta canadensis): nest with 7 eggs atop highest sandhill approx 800m from the river White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus): antler Stemless townsendia (Townsendia exscapa): Stemless townsendia (Townsendia exscapa): Stemless townsendia (Townsendia exscapa): Stemless townsendia (Townsendia exscapa): Stemless townsendia (Townsendia exscapa): Creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis): berries Creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis): berry closeup Creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis): berries White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus): hair remains from wolf-kill White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus): hair remains from wolf-kill White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus): hair remains from wolf-kill

Photos from Lauder Sandhills on 2009-May07:
scenery: Lauder Sandhills Hornet (Vespa sp): nest old Ed Zalusky: on Lauder Sandhills Juniper (Juniperus sp): on hill at Lauder Sandhills scenery: Lauder Sandhills scenery: Lauder Sandhills with Souris River in background Poplar (Populus sp): catkins bad focus

Photos from PR464 N of TCH (approx 20mi E; 2mi N of Brandon) on 2009-May07:
Prairie crocus (Anemone patens): Prairie crocus (Anemone patens): Prairie crocus (Anemone patens): glowing Prairie crocus (Anemone patens): glowing darker

Photos from PortageAv at BourkevaleDr in Winnipeg MB on 2009-May07:
artificial tree: one of the 24-foot-high European-style galvanized-steel trees in St-James-Village Biz-zone