Wildflower walk

by Bob Truman on June 12, 2017

in Hike

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This evening was an opportune time to go for a walk around Many Springs lake in Bow Valley Provincial park. Numerous wild flowers are in bloom and the birds were singing their hearts out. 

Many Springs lake

I saw wild roses, lady’s slipper, fleabane, potentilla, and geraniums. The sweetvetch is everywhere, and it lines the path for much of the way. The wood lilies are just starting to bloom, and there was one flower which I’ve never seen here before, and I don’t know the name.

Last year, the paintbrush was the most prolific I’ve ever seen it in the mountains, but very little so far this year. 

Many Springs is easily accessible, there’s virtually no elevation, and you get to see flowers as soon as you get out of your vehicle. 

The water level in the lake is quite low and is about a foot below the dock. In previous years I’ve seen it lapping above the lower edges of the dock. 

One of the best things about this evening’s walk was no freakin’ mosquitoes. 

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1 Pete June 14, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Seems like every time I’m out hiking the majority of my photos end up being of wildflowers. Thanks for posting them Bob!

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2 barb banff June 13, 2017 at 9:08 am

Wonderful’! Haven’t been there for decades- will go when home..
Looks like honey suckle..but flowers too dense ?
Thanks for post.

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3 Henry June 13, 2017 at 7:29 am

Honeysuckle vine?

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