Wood lily (aka prairie lily) - the Saskatchewan provincial flower
This lovely lily grows beautifully in Canada's Prairie Provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta) but it also grows on grasslands in Ontario. I found this wood lily on the Carden Alvar. (See last Monday's Our World post here.)
Wild wood lily growing among daisies at the side of a dirt road
I visited the Carden Alvar again on Friday and learned that the area will soon (I hope soon) become Carden Alvar Provincial Park, a project that has been in the works now for about 20 years. Alvars are rare and some of the wildlife on this one is endangered in Canada, such as the Loggerhead Shrike, a small bird of prey. I'd show you a picture of a shrike, but last Friday I could just barely see one out in a field, let alone take a photo of it. Maybe next time I'll be closer to one.
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