Niagara Escarpment, Mt Nemo

Looking northeast out from the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, in the Mt Nemo conservation area.

Red Trillium

Red trillium grows on the banks of a Muskoka waterway.

Spruce Bog, Algonquin

This bog shows succession of the different grasses, mosses, and trees that compete for terrain along the meandering path of a stream in Algonquin Park.

Wild-ish Asparagus

Asparagus naturalizes easily in Eastern Canada. It is spectacular when steamed lightly a few moments after having been cut.

Ottawa Tulip Festival

Princess Juliana of Holland was born in exile in Canada during WWII, though the Ottawa Civic Hospital was deemed temporarily extraterritorial by Canada to avoid jeopardizing her succession rights to the Dutch throne.  Once the Germans were booted out of Holland and the monarchy reinstated, a thank you gift including thousands of tulips was sent back.  Ottawa kept the legacy going, and holds an annual tulip festival along the parkland bordering the Rideau Canal.