|Purple Saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia) |
just coming into flower along Apex trail, Iqaluit
|First snow buttercup (Ranunculus nivalis) |
in flower on a hill above Apex
The bearberry (Arctous alpine) and several willow species (Salix) are also in flower now.
We had heavy rain in Iqaluit on Sunday. Monday brought strong winds and the temperature plummeted so by Tuesday many rocks and streams were coated in interesting ice patterns. We found these sedge stems encapsulated in inch thick ice in Sylvia Grinnell Park.
|Ice encrusted sedge stems at Sylvia Grinnell Park|