Town of Wawa and Some Nearby Plants: June 2022

The town of Wawa is located on the western shores of Wawa Lake. From 1900 to 1918 the Helen Mine here had the highest production of iron ore of any mine in Canada.

The community is known for its 8.5-metre (28-foot) metal statue of a Canada Goose, which was built in 1960, and dedicated to the community in 1961. Wawa takes its name from the Ojibwe word for “wild goose”, wewe

Wawa United Church

We saw several Cranes by the highway:

Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane

Some botany:

Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana)
Black Spruce (Picea mariana)
Barren-strawberry (Geum fragarioides)
Tamarack (Larix laricina)
Bracken Fern fiddlehead
Low Sweet Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
Young White Birch
Meadowsweet (Spirea alba)
Large-leaved Aster (Eurybia macrophylla)
Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
Reindeer Lichen
Labrador Tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum)
Speckled Alder catkins
Lichen on Tamarack
Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)
Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
Tamarack (Larix laricina)
Pin Cherry (Prunus pensylvanica)
Hoary Alyssum (Berteroa incana)
Serviceberry (Amelanchier)

Other sights:

Spider web
Beaver lodge


So beautiful I had to send it along. Volume up!


A bird in the boughs sang “June,”
And “June” hummed a bee
In a bacchic glee
As he tumbled over and over
Drunk with the honey-dew.       – Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Town of Wawa and Some Nearby Plants: June 2022

  1. Sophie

    Scrolling through the pics first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee…smiling. Great way to start a day. Beautiful pics again.


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