Petroglyphs Provincial Park: Plants along the Hiking Trails, mid-July, 2018 (Part 1)

Petroglyphs Provincial Park is a historical-class provincial park located north east of Peterborough Ontario. It has the largest collection of ancient First Nations petroglyphs (rock carvings) in Ontario. The rocks depict human figures, animals and a dominant figure whose head apparently represents the sun and are believed to have been carved between 900 and 1100 AD.

In addition, there are 18 kilometers of hiking trails through varied terrain. Over 3 mornings, I hiked on each of the three trails and took photos.

White Pine (Pinus strobus)

White Spruce (Picea glauca)

Bellwort ((Uvularia grandiflora)

Caterpillar of Monarch Butterfly

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Harebell (Campanula rotundiflora)

Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

Red Baneberry (Actaea rubra)

Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)

Dwarf Raspberry (Rubus pubescens)

Indian-hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Pointed-leaved Tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

Downy Arrow-wood (Viburnum rafinesquianum)

Miles Hearn

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