Sunday, July 8, 2012
Glenbow Ranch Wildflowers - July 8, 2012
This is a short post to show off some wildflowers I'd found after making a quick trip out to Glenbow Ranch just east of Cochrane on the 1A.
I was pressed for time and only had about an hour or so before I had to head back to Calgary. Walking along the Tiger lily loop I found these lovely blue wildflowers. I think their forget-me-not because that's what the flower looks like. My experience has been with the alpine variety which are shorter, hairier and stubbier so I'm not 100% sure :-)
What I liked about this particular plant is that the flowers spiral around the top giving it a nice shape.
On the rest of the walk I saw a downy woodpecker, a pair of American Gold Finches, Cedar Waxwing's, some old crows and many other wildflowers. I could have spent hours out there. I wish I had more time to wander but I am grateful for the time I did have, perhaps as the summer slows down (!?) I'll be able to find some time.
Thanks for looking.