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 April 30, 2003 - Wildflowers of the Northwoods and BWCA 

This report is written by Lorraine Anderson ( She is part of a group of three seniors that have been looking at wildflowers in Cook County, Minnesota. They have gone out almost every Wednesday for over 20 years and love it, even in the winter. But of course there aren't any flowers in the winter!!

Evergreen Leaves Seen in Cook County, MN

Again, another beautiful day. there is some budding of leaves, but very little. We went up the Gunflint Trail and turned right on the Greenwood road. Two tenths of a mile in we stopped and saw "lots of good stuff", evergreen leaves, that is, of Pipsissewa, Gay Wings, Linnea, Bearberry and more. We must remember to go back and see these in bloom. Then down Pine Mountain Road, stopping and walking now and again. We were so impressed with the many beautiful White Pines. We passed Elbow Lake, covered with ice. In fact most of the lakes we saw were almost covered with ice, except for Star Lake. It was wide open. It is a small lake and probably shallow.
An unusual thing we observed this morning was that there was skim ice even on Lake Superior. That is so unusual for this time of the year.
We had another wiener roast at Two Island Campground site #8. The lake was mostly ice but the nice beach was open enough to wash hands.
We saw one moose, three deer - twice and two grouse.

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2003 Wildflower Reports:

August 27th, 2003

August 20th 2003

August 13th 2003

August 6th 2003

July 30th, 2003

July 23rd, 2003

July 9th, 2003

July 2, 2003

June 25th, 2003

June 18th 2003

June 11th 2003

June 4th 2003

May 28th, 2003

May 21st, 2003

May 14, 2003

May 7, 2003

April 30, 2003

April 23, 2003


2004 Wildflower Reports:

September 1st, 2004

August 25th, 2004

August 18th, 2004

August 4th, 2004

July 28th, 2004

July 21st, 2004

July 14th, 2004

July 8th - 11th, 2004

July 7th 2004

June 30th, 2004

June 29th, 2004

June 23rd, 2004

June 16th, 2004

June 9th 2004

June 2nd, 2004

May 26th, 2004

Memorial Weekend

May 19th 2004

May 12th, 2004

May 5th, 2004


2006 Wildflower Reports:

August 16th, 2006

August 9th, 2006

August 2nd, 2006

July 26th, 2006

July 19th, 2006

July 12th, 2006

July 5th, 2006

June 21st, 2006

June 28th, 2006

June 14th, 2006

June 7th, 2006

May 31st, 2006

May 24th, 2006

May 17th, 2006

May 10th, 2006

May 3rd, 2006

April 26th, 2006


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