craving spring

I am craving spring. The holidays were over a month ago, the snow keeps on falling, I want to go for a run without a bitter cold breeze. Freezing rain. Shovelling and walking to the bus stop are the only activities I do outdoors. I get like this every February. I want to spend more…

my id guides

Due to an unfortunate processing error, WordPress has deleted over 100 of my photos. I apologize for any inconvenience. newcomb’s wildflower guide // lawrence newcomb the peterson field guide series: a field guide to the ferns and their related families // boughton cobb the peterson field guide series: a field guide to trees and shrubs…

Roadside Wildflower Identification

All of these plants were found on a roadside in North Pickering on September 1st/2017. Newcomb’s Wildflower guide was used for all of the identifications. A sample of the Solidago species was collected for a positive identification with Michigan Flora.

Dense Blazing Star, Liatris spicata

Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata) The Dense Blazing Star is one of the thousands of species in the Asteraceae family, and is one of the twenty-seven species in the Liatris genus. This wildflower can be found in moist soils and has many suitable habitats including: fens, wet prairies, swamps, roadsides, fields, and marshy meadows. The…

Plant ID

Below are some additional plant identifications I did this week using the Newcomb’s Flower Guide and the Shrubs of Ontario guide books. All of these identifications were done in the Ecology Lab and had been pre-picked, meaning I was unable to see the whole specimen.                    …