Cottage Opening

We opened the cottage for the year on a warm (88 degrees!) weekend, June 10th and 11th.  It was too breezy and rough on the lake to put in the water lines or docks, but we cleaned the cottage and readied it for the season.  The loons were calling at night, but we only saw one swimming during the day (they are probably nesting). The black flies were swarming, but the wind held them at bay!

Many spring plants were flowering and the Canadian Tiger Swallowtails were emerging all over the area. We photographed them feeding on Moosewood (Mountain Maple, Acer spicatum), but I’m sure they were feeding on other flowers as well.  Both white and light pink lady slipper orchids were in bloom as was Clintona.

Bead Lily or Clintonia

Closeup of lady slipper flowers

Tiger Swallowtail, Canadian


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