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Lorraine Anderson overlooking the Fowls - Photo By Sandra Updyke

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 - Report by

Saturday, May 26th was a special treat. My friend Sandy took me to a place overlooking Fowl Lake where she had found the rare Oxytropis viscida, sometimes known as Sticky Locoweed. It was a beautiful day and good company.

Wednesday, May 30: was also a special day. My friend Ken had drawn a map for me to show where he found Cuckooflowers - in town, near the highway dept.  In his book they are not found in Cook County - "the nearest record they have is St Louis County. In fact the Atlas only shows four locations in the state where a collection has been." We however had found them before, actually, Mary found them many years ago. These were on County Road 7 near the Law Enforcement between two homes.
The blooming fruit trees are still lovely and are being joined by the ornamental trees that have been planted in town and even the lilacs are showing color. It is so beautiful driving around noticing all the fresh greens of different trees.
Then down to Sugar Loaf Road, continuing up until the Superior Hiking Trail parking lot. We went east along the river where we remembered the Marsh Marigolds. There were some but not as many as before. We continued up that road to a spot the book "Wildflower Safaris by Car" called "The Sanctuary". On the roadside were many violets mostly yellow and blue and as we stepped in towards the river we saw Yellow Trout Lilies & Lg. flowered Bellwort. We had hoped to find Jack-in-the-Pulpit but didn't. Along the road, to our surprise was a large area of White Clematis (Virgin's bower) not blooming but had been cut because it was too close to the road.
Then down to Father Baraga's Cross. We thought we might eat lunch there but it was too cold and we had just come from up the road a ways and were too hot. "If you don't like the weather here, wait a few minutes and it will change"


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June 28th, 2006

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May 31st, 2006

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April 26th, 2006


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July 27th, 2005

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June 29th, 2005

June 22nd 2005

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June 1, 2005

May 25th, 2005

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April 20th, 2005

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August 25th, 2004

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June 23rd, 2004

June 16th, 2004

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May 26th, 2004

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May 19th 2004

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August 6th 2003

July 30th, 2003

July 23rd, 2003

July 9th, 2003

July 2, 2003

June 25th, 2003

June 18th 2003

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