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  1. #21
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    Saskatoons, Serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia - first blooms today! Woot!
    This is usually a big bloom in the bush here.
    Bees are busy!
    53N, 115W, El. 850M

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  3. #22
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    Tall Bluebells, Mertensia Paniculata, blooming now.
    Wild strawberries, Fragaria Vesca/ Fragaria virginiana started yesterday.
    Saskatoons, Serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia in full bloom throughout the area.
    53N, 115W, El.850M

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    Low Bush Cranberry, Viburnum edule, blooming now.
    Wild Blue Clematis, Clematis Occidentalis, blooming throughout the area.
    53N, 115W, El.850M

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    Burr Oak, Quercus macrocarpa
    Lilac, Syringa vulgaris
    Domestic cherries, Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus
    53N, 115W, El.850M

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    Hawthorn, Crataegus spp.(canadensis?) Whatever, longest thorns I've ever come across! Bees on blooms though.
    53N, 115W, El.850M

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    Mountain Ash, Sorbus scopulina, Sorbus americana blooming now
    High Bush cranberry, Viburnum trilobum, blooming
    White clover, Trifolium repens, first blooms today.
    53N, 115W, El.850M
    Sidenote - the Hawthorns are covered with every kind of bee and wasp. Black hornets, honeys, bumbles, and a lot of small bees I don't know. Hornets are gathering pollen it looks like, not molesting the bees! Didn't know they did that. Cool seeing so many hymenoptera on the same food source. I better plant more!
    Brian
    Last edited by BDT123; 05-29-2017 at 09:05 PM.

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    Red Osier Dogwood, Cornus stolonifera, syn. Cornus sericea, blooming today.
    53N, 115W, El.850M

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    Villosa Lilac, Syringa villosa, blooming now
    53N, 115W, El.850M

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    Prickly Rose, Rosa acicularis, blooming today
    53N, 115W, El.850M

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    Twining Honeysuckle, Lonicera dioica, blooming
    Wild Raspberry, Rubus idaeus, blooming
    53N, 115W, El.850M

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    Wolf Willow, Silverberry - Eleagnus commutata, blooming now
    Dwarf Dogwood, Cornus canadensis, blooming
    53N, 115W, El.850M

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    False Solomon's Seal, Solomon's Plume - Smilicina racemosa syn. Maianthemum racemosum, blooming now. Smells heavenly.
    53N, 115W, El.850M

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    Alsike clover - Trifolium hybridum, blooming now
    Red clover - Trifolium pratense, blooming
    Bees are working the prickly roses pretty hard right now.
    53N, 115W, EL.850M

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    Canola starting to bloom near Red Deer

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    Fireweed, Willow Herb - Epilobium angustifolium syn. Chamaenerion angustifolium blooming the last few days.
    River Beauty - Epilobium latifolium syn. Chamaenerion latifolium, blooming in riparian areas.
    Goldenrod - Solidago canadensis, patchy blooming this week in various part of the county. Very early! Unusually so for this area. Maybe related to our recent heat wave??
    53N, 115 W, El. 850M

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    Don't know how I missed posting this, but I did.
    White and Yellow Sweet Clover have been blooming for 2 weeks already. Oops.
    Melilotus albus and Melilotus altissima.
    All the roadsides are covered with blooming plants, awesome honey plant. Don't care if it's invasive!
    Good soil stabilizer and nitrogen fixer apparently. Good in our grey clay soils.
    53N, 115W, El.850M

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    Honey production is definitely picking up in the last week. Yarrow is blooming now, clover, vetch and canola seem to be the main foraging plants.

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    Smooth leaf Asters, Aster laevis syn. Symphotrichum laeve. Blooming for about a week now throughout the county.
    Goldenrod (Solidago) is coming on strong everywhere out here.
    All the clovers are still blooming as well as the fireweed. Still great flow, just enough moisture with the heat.
    53N, 115W, El.850 M

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    First pussywillows showing . Salix spp
    First Aspen flowers showing. Populous tremuloides
    53N, 115W, El.850M

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    Pussy willows have been showing for a good two weeks.
    Zone 3b. If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got!

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