Doing a bit of fieldwork at Gatineau Park

This morning, I helped my friend with her trout lily (Erythronium americanum) research at Gatineau Park (click here to read more about it from last year's post).  When we arrived at the park, the weather was not optimal to perform hand-pollination, so we grabbed coffee from the nearby Siberian Cat Café, where I took photos of these gorgeous cats.

Siberian Cat

Siberian Cat

The weather did not seem to improve over time, we decided to start walking around collecting anthers and pollinating bagged plants regardless.

Hepatica flowers (Anemone sp.)
I came by these beautiful blue hepatica flowers (Anemone sp.).

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
A large clump of trout lilies growing side-by-side - all with yellow anthers.

Andrena bee on Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
An Andrena bee visiting a trout lily flower with red anthers.

It felt nice to be outside and doing fieldwork once again.

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