Journal archives for May 2019

May 15, 2019

Dwarf Lake Iris is emerging!!

I was out at Wilderness State Park to check on the dwarf lake iris this week. With the cool spring it is only now emerging at a few centimeters tall! We have historical records of it blooming as early as May 11 and peaking around May 26, but I think we'll have to wait a few more weeks for our flowers this year.

Posted on May 15, 2019 21:11 by rachelh3 rachelh3 | 1 comments | Leave a comment

May 29, 2019

Dwarf Lake Iris is blooming in Presque Isle!

Today I had the pleasure of searching for dwarf lake iris populations with Vicki McCoy, LafargeHolcim/Presque Isle Quarry's Environmental Specialist. Our first spot was a bust, but later we relocated a population that hadn't been visited by MNFI or its partners since 1989! On top of that, it was the first blooming dwarf lake iris that I had seen this season. We visited several more blooming populations on Quarry property, then I headed to Besser Natural Area and Rockport State Recreation Area to check up on some other populations.

Vicki McCoy points out blooming dwarf lake iris

Vicki and I both thought much of the dwarf lake iris, including that which was blooming, was smaller than usual, especially the leaves. Has anyone else made such observations?

Posted on May 29, 2019 01:45 by rachelh3 rachelh3 | 0 comments | Leave a comment