Saturday, August 8, 2015

Shovel Point Macro Photo Tour

If I had to pick a favorite place in Minnesota, I would probably pick Shovel Point at Tettegouche State Park.

Presented below, a brief macro photo tour of Shovel Point at Tettegouche State Park.

Pixie Cup - Cladonia sp.

Unknown crustose lichen
Orange Rock Posy - Rhizoplaca chrysoleuca
"Blue" Darner - Aeshna sp.
There are a number of very similar dragonflies in the genus Aeshna.
Orange Hawkweed - Hieracium aurantiacum

An invasive plant found along the north shore. I'm to say I didn't see any at Shovel Point.

Harebell - Campanula rotundifolia
Strawberry - Fragaria sp.
Cowwheat - Melampyrum lineare
I think they resemble little floral gargoyles; there's so much expression packed into such a small flower.
Although not vibrantly colored, Cowwheat shows a nice variety. I like how the colors of the upper leaves and flowers blend together, while the ends of some of the flowers show a purple similar to the stem. Plus I really like the fact that the name Cowwheat has double Ws.
Blueberry - Vaccinium sp.
Bunchberry - Cornus canadensis