Petroglyphs Provincial Park: Plants along the Hiking Trails, mid-July, 2018 (Part 2)

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.

Lousewort (Pedicularis canadensis)

Lousewort (Pedicularis canadensis)

Fungus on Red Pine

Marginal Fern

False Solomon-seal (Maianthemum racemosum)

White Pine cone (Pinus strobus)

Wild Red Raspberry (Rubus strigosus)

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

Hog-peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata)

Red Baneberry (Actaea rubra)

Common Speedwell (Veronica officinalis)

Red Squirrel

Hepatica (Hepatica americana)

Low Sweet Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

White Birch (Betula papyrifera)

Serviceberry knocked over by bear for fruit (Amelanchier)

Miles Hearn

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