Petroglyphs Provincial Park: Plants along the Hiking Trails, mid-July, 2018 (Part 3)

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.

Water-lily (Nymphaea odorata)

Water-lily (Nymphaea odorata)

Sensitive Fern

Wintergreen (Chamaedaphne calyculata)

Reindeer Lichen


Wild Sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)


Serviceberry (Amelanchier sanguinea)

Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea)

Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea)

Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

Barren-strawberry (Geum fragariodes)

Low Sweet Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

Wild-basil (Clinopodium vulgare)

Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

Wild-bergamot (monarda fistulosa)

Downy Lobelia (Lobelia puberula)

Miles Hearn



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