Fleabane is thick in all the open meadow areas. The smoke from burning dried fleabane is supposed to drive off fleas and ticks. It must, as we have neither around us!!
According to legend, a hermit once befriended a tiger by taking an arrow from its injured body. The tiger did not survive, but before he died he called upon the man to ensure their friendship lasted beyond his death.
The tiger's body then became this beautiful orange lily adorned with black markings. Years later, when the hermit passed away, the tiger lily spread far and wide looking for his friend. This myth gave rise to the belief that the tiger lily is symbolic of friendship.
Bracted Wintergreen. Not a lot of this around, but found a patch by the Game Cam!
I love these nodding, papery bluebells. They are also one of the longest lasting of our wildflowers, first blooming in June and carrying on until the first snows fall!
I believe this wildflower, which is very predominant around our lichens is Lily of the Valley - although the plant is most attributed to Europe and the eastern US.
The Border Coolius. Rare, but highly prized. Slightly offense odor, but excellent remedy for all that ails you!
...and our ever present lichen.
And I have no clue what these guys are. Any one know?