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Walk on the wild side

Boardwalk adds new dimension to Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve

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.
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.
A showy lady's slipper orchid.
Pitcher plants growing on hummock are seen on the tour of  the Brokenhead Wetland, at the corner of Highways 59 and 304.
Carl Smith with the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation participates in a  tour of  the Brokenhead Wetland.
Early coralroot orchids are seen on the tour of  the Brokenhead Wetland.
A hooker's rein-orchid is seen on the tour of  the Brokenhead Wetland.
A cedar tree stands beside the boardwalk on a tour of the Brokenhead Wetland.
A green bog orchid is seen on the tour of  the Brokenhead Wetland.
A closeup view of the Sundews plant as seen on the tour of the Brokenhead Wetland.
A small yellow lady's slipper orchid is seen on the tour of the Brokenhead Wetland.
Tiny wild comfrey flowers in bloom are seen on the tour of the Brokenhead Wetland.
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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