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Smaller Purple Fringed Orchid - Photo by Lorraine Anderson

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 - Report by

Another day we went up the Arrowhead Trail, turned on Irish Creek Road and then a overgrown walking road off that. We found a Grape-fern. It really looks like no big deal, being only about 6" tall and scraggly - but I hadn't seen one for 15 - 20 years.

Then another day we walked The Fen off the Old Ski-hill Road For Orchids we saw: Ragged Fringed-orchid, one Rose Pogonia, many Ladies Tresses and most special in that we hadn't seen it before was Small Green Wood-Orchid.

Now for our Wednesday adventure. We first went to a location in Lutsen and saw, within about a block, the beautiful Small Purple Fringed-Orchid. Fifty-one of them ! ! Along the roadways we saw: Fireweed, Daises, Goldenrod, Black-eyed-Susan, Tansy, Mullein, Dock, ST. Johnswort, Pearly Everlasting, Joe Pye and Yarrow. Down low next to the roads we find Hop Clover, Rabbit's-foot Clover and Bird's-foot Trefoil.

We are all concerned about the fire up at Sea Gull lake called "Cavity Lake Fire". The conditions all over the county and over most of the state are Very Dry. It's Sad !

At Tait river we saw a lot of Joe Pye & Water Parsnip and one Purple Fringed-orchid. On Barkers Lake Road we enjoyed all the Black-eyed Susan's, Turtlehead, Depthford Pinks, Daisy Fleabane & Spreading Dogbane.

Lunch on a fishing dock at a near-by lake to finish up a wonderful day - even though it was hot.



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