Tag Archives: Quabbin

07.18.2019 Man in the Rock and Gate Post

After photographing yesterday’s dewy false foxglove at the end of Winsor Dam in Quabbin Park, I walked around the corner to the Spillway to see if I could find another abstract along the idea of my ones a few weeks … Continue reading

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07.17.2019 Downy False-foxglove

One of the Quabbin Park wildflowers I look forward to every year is this lovely spike-Aureolaria virginica. Most of the time I spent with these flowers I shared with bumblebees and the little Syrphids aka hover flies-possibly Toxomerus sp. Most … Continue reading

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07.14.2019 The aforementioned Rattlesnake Plantains

To be precise, they are Downy Rattlesnake Plantains-Goodyera pubescens and are members of the Orchidaceae. They are just now beginning to flower.  Even though they are woodland plants they don’t need to take advantage of the vernal open canopy. The … Continue reading

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07.13.2019 Another North Quabbin Sunrise

Stopped on my way to look for rattlesnake plantain in North Quabbin, which I did find but the images are still waiting for processing. This was certainly a nice start to the day although the clouds overhead (second image) never … Continue reading

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07.10.2019 Two more wildflowers, one summer and one late spring

Tall Meadow-rue-Thalictrum pubescens I usually find these profusely flowered summer plants, as the name suggests, in meadows or forest edges.  It was nice finding one with an easier background, a lake full of waterlilies and a distant tree line. I … Continue reading

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07.09.2019 Noble Prince’s-pine

Also known as Pippsissewa, Noble Prince’s-pine-Chimaphila umbellata, has a very unique flower. Native Americans had many uses, both medicinal and as food, for this curious flowering woodland plant. One of the more recognizable uses, especially before chemical additives, was  for … Continue reading

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07.08.2019 Eight where ordinarily there are four and a colorful visitor

A similar image to the partridge berry I posted a short time ago, but in this case with a double bloom.  I heard from someone that he once found one of these with a pair of five-petaled partridge berry flowers. … Continue reading

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