“Wake-Robin” – Red Trillium at Stouffville Reservoir

“Wake-Robin” - Red Trillium at Stouffville Reservoir

I was pleasantly surprised that the “Wake-Robins”, also know as Red Trilliums, were blooming today. I actually set out to look for Trout Lilies, which should be blooming today, and they will be, later in the day.  They were just not open yet (post to follow tomorrow).

The cycle of blooms is a constant and follows the same sequence every year, like clock-work. However, in some years the cycle is compressed into few days, especially if it’s warmer than normal, the more delicate blossoms tend to wither fairly quickly. Some years, when its cooler and wetter, the bloom can go on for a few extra days.

Once the red trilliums start to fade, I can expect to see whites in bloom. I already saw some buds ready to open, so it should not be long now. Stay tuned.

Nikon D300
Nikor 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 @180 mm
1/80 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 250

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