A multitude of summer flowers are already blooming at Paradise Meadows!
sticky false asphodel
Many flowers are at least a month ahead of ‘normal’.
One dwarf nagoonberry (Rubus arcticus) blossom was spotted by the Paradise Creek boardwalk section of the meadows. This plant is normally found much farther north.
Several plants are already finished blooming: western bog-laurel, marsh-marigold, globeflower, oval-leaved blueberry, leatherleaf saxifrage (the seed pods are already formed!)
In other news, another bear was spotted, near Lake Helen Mackenzie, so the bear sighting notice remains up at the Paradise Meadows trailhead.