Category Archives: Wildflowers

Northern Bog Violet – Lehigh Gorge State Park

During a recent bicycle ride in Lehigh Gorge State Park in Pennsylvania we spotted the seasons first wildflowers sprouting up, the Northern Bog Violet. These tiny little flowers were found right on the side of the trail and near wet areas formed from the spring runoff.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, ISO 1250, 1/320, f/20. Date: April 23, 2017 near Penn Haven Junction is LGSP.

Bittersweet Nightshade in Lehigh Gorge State Park, PA

I captured this picture of Bittersweet Nightshade in Lehigh Gorge State Park, Pennsylvania growing in the rocks right along the Lehigh River. Canon 6D, EF100mm f/2.8L Lens set at ISO 400, 1/25, and f/14.

Bittersweet Nightshade

Bittersweet Nightshade

From Wikipedia – Solanum dulcamara has been valued by herbalists since ancient Greek times. In the Middle Ages the plant was thought to be effective against witchcraft, and was sometimes hung around the neck of cattle to protect them from the “evil eye“.

…Tom

Wild Blue Lupines in Presque Isle State Park Pennsylvania

There are several spots inside Presque Isle State Park, Pennsylvania that have some spectacular fields of Wild Blue Lupines, one of my favorite wildflowers. This photo was taken on May 29, 2016. Tech Info: Canon 6D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS  lens, Meike Macro Ring Lite, ISO 100, 1/180, f/7.1, tripod mounted.

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…Tom

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