Friday, May 8, 2009

Garry Oak Meadow & Wildflowers

The weather out this way has been a bit wild as of late, running from sunny & warm to downright miserably wet. With the change in weather & season comes a change on a much smaller scale.

I recently returned to Gore Nature Park (see my post from about two weeks ago - Garry Oak Ecosystem & Wildflowers) to see how the spring wildflowers were doing. It's amazing how much can change in such a short time. The Shooting Stars and Fawn Lilies were gone, now replaced with these:

Common Camas - Cammasia quamash
Common Camas, aka Cammasia quamash. A member of the Lily family, Common Camas is usually restricted to rainshadow areas of the BC Coast, and the bulbs were eaten by First Nations along the coast.

Common Camas in a Garry Oak Ecosystem Meadow
Common Camas in a Garry Oak Ecosystem Meadow.

Fairyslipper - Calypso bulbosa
Fairyslipper, aka Calypso bulbosa. A member of the Orchid family, the Fairyslipper is usually found in the forest and smells great.

Fairyslipper - Calypso bulbosa
The Fairyslipper is known by other common names, including Cytherea, Venus Slipper, hider-of-the-north, pink slipper-orchid, and false ladyslipper.

Fairyslipper - Calypso bulbosa
Couldn't quite get enough of these, they were stunning...

Check out more Wildflower Photos in my Nature & Landscape photo gallery.

Cheers, Josh
Copyright © 2009 Josh McCulloch.


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