Sunday, 8 June 2014

Plants on hold

Zoe Panchen
We had a small snow storm on Wednesday evening, only a few centimeters but enough to cover the plants. The Bearberry (Arctous alpinus) was completely covered at our sites at Apex so we were unable to count the number of flowers open on each plant on our Thursday visit. However the Snow Buttercup (Ranunculus nivalis) flowers were just peaking out from the snow so we were able to photograph and count the flowers. Such are the challenges of field work! By Friday most of the new snow had gone but some of the flower buds on the Purple Saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia) at Sylvia Grinnell Park were a little frost nipped.

A Bearberry (Arctous alpine) plant we a monitoring
buried by the snow storm

Snow Buttercup (Ranunculus nivalis)

Emma photographing
Snow Buttercup (Ranunculus nivalis)

Hudson Bay Company Buildings
on the shores of Frobisher Bay, Apex

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