|Larue Road, otherwise known as Snake Road|
This Red-bellied Snake was the first snake we spotted, no Timber Rattlesnake, but hey.
Cave Salamader was a new one for me, these little guys can be found in the crevices of damp caves. They tended to be a little camera shy, receding back into the cracks when spotted.
The odonates, including this Common Baskettail were out in modest numbers.
I bounded down the road after this Zebra Swallowtail, a lifer and a nice looking butterfly.
It seemed like Fringed Phacelia (Phacelia fimbriata), the white flowers in this photo, was the plant getting all the pollinator attention that day.
|Phlox and Phacelia|
|Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor)|
|Walking Fern (Asplenium rhizophyllum) on the face of the bluff.|
|Wild Hops (Humulus lupulus)|
|Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) in flower. Large clonal populations grow along the roadside.|
The plants on Pelee Island in May are typically clumps of basal leaves just beginning to send up a flowering stem. I had never seen this species in flower before, so I was pretty excited to look up a slope and find a couple hundred of these!