Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

Spring Ephemerals

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Hello, MVFN members!

Grab your phone or a digital camera and get outside to enjoy the warner temperatures. While you are out, keep an eye open for the spring ephemerals posing at your feet. They won’t be there for much longer as the trees leafing out will spell an end to the ephemerals for another year.

We are looking for photos of trilliums, colts foot, hepatic, trout lily, bloody root or any of the other spring ephemerals. And, we would like you to add them to our iNaturalist project “Spring in Lanark County”.

Ontario’s provincial flower is the iconic trillium.
Can you find the other 10 spring flowers common to Lanark?

You do not need to be an expert to participate in this project. iNaturalists helps with identification if you can take some photos of the subject. To learn more about this project and to join, go to our website for more information.

Also on the website is information on typical spring flowers found in Lanark.

Let’s show the world the beauty of Lanark County!

Stay safe, stay healthy, and keep sharing!