Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area, East Gwillimbury
This conservation area is popular with birders, hikers, cyclists, and cross-country skiers. Oh Yeah! And people with cameras. The big square features a seed pod of wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata) . Yes, those are spikes.
Moving clockwise: parachutes flying off a mature and dried bull thistle (Cirsium arvense), flowering goldenrod (Solidago), a mature thistle head that is almost ready to release it's seeds, flowering New England aster (symphyotrichum novae-angliae) and butter-and-eggs (Linaria vulgaris).
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