From Warmer Days . . .

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)
Marsh Marigold
Photographed May 29th, 2014 at the Bloomingdale Bog, Saranac Lakes Wild Forest, Adirondack Mountains, New York.


And Another Pink Lady’s Slipper

Sorry, they’re just so darn photogenic. This is another one from earlier this season.
Pink Lady's Slipper
Photographed June 7th, 2014 at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center, Adirondack Mountains, New York.


Wintergreen is quite common throughout the Shawangunks and the Adirondacks, but I don’t actually see it flowering very often. The leaves and berries of the plant have a wonderful minty flavor, but can sometimes have a hint of bitterness.
Photographed August 20th, 2014 in Debar Mountain Wild Forest, Adirondack Mountains, New York.