August 29, 2015


The Green Page

Wetland reserve blooming with rare plants

A tour of  the Brokenhead Wetland, at the corner of Highways 59 and 304. A boardwalk was recently built to allow greater public access, but the trail has not been officially opened yet. ( Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
At left, Peggy Bainard Acheson, president and Richard Reeves both with the Native Orchid Conservation Inc. walk by showy lady's slipper orchids while on a tour of the Brokenhead Wetland. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
A showy lady's slipper orchid. (Wayne Glowacki / The Winnipeg Free Press)
Pitcher plants growing on hummock are seen on the tour of  the Brokenhead Wetland, at the corner of Highways 59 and 304.  (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
Carl Smith with the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation participates in a  tour of  the Brokenhead Wetland. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
Early coralroot orchids are seen on the tour of  the Brokenhead Wetland. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
A hooker's rein-orchid is seen on the tour of  the Brokenhead Wetland. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
A cedar tree stands beside the boardwalk on a tour of the Brokenhead Wetland. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
A green bog orchid is seen on the tour of  the Brokenhead Wetland. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
A closeup view of the Sundews plant as seen on the tour of the Brokenhead Wetland. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
A small yellow lady's slipper orchid is seen on the tour of the Brokenhead Wetland. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
Tiny wild comfrey flowers in bloom are seen on the tour of the Brokenhead Wetland. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
A tour of the Brokenhead Wetland, at the corner of Highways 59 and 304. A boardwalk was recently built to allow greater public access, but the trail has not been officially opened yet. - ( Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
At left, Peggy Bainard Acheson, president and Richard Reeves both with the Native Orchid Conservation Inc. walk by showy lady's slipper orchids while on a tour of the Brokenhead Wetland. - (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
A showy lady's slipper orchid. - (Wayne Glowacki / The Winnipeg Free Press)
Pitcher plants growing on hummock are seen on the tour of the Brokenhead Wetland, at the corner of Highways 59 and 304. - (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
Carl Smith with the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation participates in a tour of the Brokenhead Wetland. - (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
Early coralroot orchids are seen on the tour of the Brokenhead Wetland. - (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
A hooker's rein-orchid is seen on the tour of the Brokenhead Wetland. - (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
A cedar tree stands beside the boardwalk on a tour of the Brokenhead Wetland. - (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
A green bog orchid is seen on the tour of the Brokenhead Wetland. - (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
A closeup view of the Sundews plant as seen on the tour of the Brokenhead Wetland. - (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
A small yellow lady's slipper orchid is seen on the tour of the Brokenhead Wetland. - (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)
Tiny wild comfrey flowers in bloom are seen on the tour of the Brokenhead Wetland. - (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press)

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