On this first day of Spring, my Mum and I set out this afternoon to visit Mer Bleue Bog. It is a beautiful spaghnum bog with a boardwalk running through it. We saw several beaver lodges, and although we didn’t see many birds, the blackbirds were certainly singing.
Right away we were captured by this shrub, Leather-leaf, which covered much of the bog mat.
It was everywhere, creeping onto the boardwalk and glowing in the background of many photographs I took. I never expected to see such a presence of pink without a single flower in sight.
The tiniest pinecones studded the branches of small tamarack trees; these little wooden roses were no larger than a pea:
More to come…