“Walkin’ the Bog” at Lake Bemidji State Park

Even though the weather was cool (upper 50’s) and misty yesterday morning (compared to the previous day’s high of 87 here and 103 in the Twin Cities), it was a fine day for a bog walk. This time of year the bog is wild flower heaven ( and mosquito haven.) Only two or three weeks have passed since my last walk there, but it was enough time for many new spring flowers to make their appearance, including the moccasin flower (also known as the stemless lady’s slipper). Check out the slide show to see what is in bloom as of June  7, 2011. I identified what I could, but there are a few that are puzzling me. If you know what they are, please leave a comment with the plant # in the slide show and its name. If you are in the Bemidji area, check out the bog walk at the park this weekend. Wherever you are, it’s a great time for a nature discovery walk in the woods.

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~ by Pinetree Photo Nature Discovery on June 9, 2011.

2 Responses to ““Walkin’ the Bog” at Lake Bemidji State Park”

  1. Beautiful photos! I miss seeing the Lady Slippers.

  2. The scenes from the bog walk look so familiar . . . like old friends. Beautiful photos!

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