Monday, June 11, 2012

Carden Alvar II/Our World

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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40 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh I have always loved these Lilies. We have a large Alvar here n the farm the Logger head Shrikes are not here but not far from here they nest on another farm. Happy Monday:) B

Kerri said...

Oh Lovely!!

Lowell said...

Beautiful flower; like our tiger lily.

Hope the park project goes through! We have enough houses and concrete everywhere!

Kathy said...

At first I thought it might actually be a daylily. I love the color.

Cezar and Léia said...

An enchanting land with wonderful nature, beautiful critters and lovely flowers!A paradise!
:)
Your pictures are great!
Léia

Sandra said...

you know these flowers look like they are stained glass like the windows today. beautiful. and i find that there are many things i just love now that i totally ignored in my youth and did not appreciate, like the cracker house my grandmother lived in.

Kate said...

As usual you photographed the lily beautifully; looks like a work of art!

Pam :) said...

Parks make wonderful preserve for wildlife and flowers. These wild wood lilies are beautiful.

aka Penelope said...

I am always grateful and reassured when a community cares enough to preserve its ecological environment and fully appreciates its importance in modern life.

Halcyon said...

A beautiful flower! We wanted to visit Rockway Falls on Saturday but it was raining so hard we ended up going to a mall. :$
I love seeing your nature shots though. It's almost as good as being there myself.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful!

Judy said...

They look like the daylily that grows in my garden. I trust that you will soon have that Shrike picture. You have managed to "capture" so many wild creatures for us to see.

Jack said...

It would be a treat to come across this fine flower.

TexWisGirl said...

really pretty. and i like the name. very 'earthy'. :)

Paul in Powell River said...

Gorgeous plant!

see you there! said...

Beautiful wildflower, I sure hope the park project goes through and that you get a photo of a shrike soon since I've never seen one.

Darla

RedPat said...

It's a beauty for sure!

cieldequimper said...

Very pretty. I prefer yesterday's blue though....

Dimple said...

I love lilies of the field. We don't have the one you show, but there are others which pop up to delight my eyes!
Blessings!

Lois Evensen said...

Very pretty. Love those colors of orange, yellow, brown.

Gary said...

It grows here also!! You're so far ahead of us. Hard to believe we're in the same province. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Antonette said...

How very pretty!

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful flower, EG, and I love the color! What a delightful part of your world! Have a great week!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful lily, would lvoe to see them grow in bug bunches. Good luck on the Shrike shot, I would like to see one myself. Have a great day!

Fun60 said...

Such a beautiful colour.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Gorgeous!
They look like the ones I have in my garden!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a nice week****

Carole M. said...

a lovely nature's bounty lily ; look forward too to seeing photos of your Loggerhead Shrike.

Island Rambles Blog said...

oh I love the color of that one...I want to see that Shrike..we had a Shrike here once but I never can find those birds! I though you had been blogging longer than 2008 as I remember your site so well.

George said...

The wood lily is beautiful. I hope the alvar does become a Provincial Park. Good luck in getting that picture of the Shrike.

Rose said...

I wonder if these are what I call roadside lilies? These don't look quite the color, but that could be my computer.

LONDONLULU said...

This is beautiful & looks so much like our tiger lilies I too wonder if I've been calling ours the wrong thing! (Awesome news about the park, love hearing that kind of thing :)

Carol said...

Lovely lilies, one of my favorite flowers. Wonderful that the area will become a park.

Buttons said...

I love soap boxes:) B

Daniel LaFrance said...

So many living things have been lost. The news you shared about the park and capturing a rare a specimen is a real treat.

Randy said...

The color is amazing.

ladyfi said...

How gorgeous!

Luna Miranda said...

a lovely lily---a delightful find!

Dianne said...

she is a beautiful flower!

john said...

lovely colors

Stephanie said...

Pretty color and nice shots.

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