The forest despite the lack of sun is coming alive in terms of wildflowers, many of which would be called weeds in common parlance, but they are a wonderful addition to the forest floor. The others are the fruit trees or bushes, which are so necessary to the wild life's well being. There appears to be two violets the big ones and the small ones. The small ones are Woolly Violets; the others I don't know. All except the one opposite, and the photo I added below, are the big violets. Very scientific don't you think?
Woolly violets are about the size of your small finger nail. So these photos of them are all blown up.
These birch tree seeds are interesting in a forest with many birch trees.
|Pin Cherry Trees.|
|Pin Cherry Tress.|
In particular the Waxwings, both Cedar and Bohemian will strip these trees in large flocks.
|Crab Apple Trees.|
I included the crab apple blossoms, because they're a favourite of the local residents which is a bit funny because they along with garbage attract bears into town. And the people here are uncomfortable with bears and the forest, which is strange when you live in a forest.
|Crab Apple Trees.|
All the clearings contain blueberry bushes which again feed the wildlife and me. They are picked also by locals to supplement their income. They are sold in better stores at a premium price. Although smaller, there is no comparison between a wild berry and a farm grown one. As well there are no end of stories of sharing a blueberry patch with a mama bear and her cubs.
I don't know what these yellow flowers are,but you can see how vivid, the forest starts to look with yellow and white together.
Even the dandelions shown below add to the brightness especially against the forest green.
|Big Violet Close Up.|
This was a close up that just got put in the wrong place.
I had previously posted some Mourning Doves and Sparrows talking about browns and beige's. These Grosbeaks paid me a repeat visit while I was putting together this post. This post and their visit just shows the extremes in the forest- from browns to vivid colours. By the way he's wearing his summer beak which is green. Isn't that weird they change beak colours?
I'll post a full series of Evening Grosbeaks photos to World Bird Wednesday.
|Male Evening Grosbeak.|
|Close Up Woolly Violets.|
A Post to My World Tuesday.