Rose hip: The fruit of a rose.
Rose hips figure high on the foods-I-like-to-eat for ruffed grouse. They’re packed with vitamin C, fibre and lots of essential minerals.
About 6 grouse visit our yard so rose hips are becoming scarce. They picked the low-hanging ones early in the fall. Later they climbed into the rose bushes to eat them. But there are still some left.
The other day I was taking shots of grouse through the kitchen window. I watched as one female spotted a small hip dangling above her. Could she get it?
Seems so. 🙂
Ruffed grouse Bonasa umbellus
We are rushing through summer. Not long ago I was finding the first flowers of the season. Now those flowers have seeded out.
Shooting star Dodecatheon radicatum
Shooting star — flowers droop
Shooting star — seed pods grow upright
Common pink wintergreen Pyrola asarifolia
Common pink wintrgreen
Common pink wintergreen (can you spot the aphid?)
Dewberry Rubus pubescens
Dewberry (also called trailing raspberry)
Pale coralroot orchid Corallorrhiza trifida
Pale coralroot orchid — flowers point up
Pale coralroot orchid — seed pods point down
Elephant head Pedicularis groenlandicus
The elephants appear to have left the building
Wild rose Rosa acicularis
Unripe wild rose hip