|Grade 7-12 Qarmartalik School students on a mini field trip |
to look at the local plants in Resolute
We went outside to a nearby hill to see what plants we could find. I thought we may not find anything as there is still quite a bit of snow on the ground but there was lots to see. It was a beautiful sunny, warm day - a few degrees above zero anyway - and the kids were so happy to be outside in the fresh air.
|Grade 1-6 Qarmartalik School students |
with the whole town of Resolute in the background
We found purple saxifrage (Saxifrage oppositifolia) with large flower buds that will likely open in the next few days and even one tufted saxifrage (Saxifraga cespitosa) flower open! There were a number of catkins coming out on the Arctic willow (Salix arctica) and many other species just beginning to green up.
|Purple saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia) and Arctic willow (Salix arctica)|