Phenology




Ice clears Lake Vermilion April 15

SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2017 — The 2017 official date for Lake Vermilion completely shedding its winter coat of ice has been declared to be April 15. According to The Tower… [Read More]

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Snow buries northwoods around Lake Vermilion

NOVEMBER 19, 2016 — The first snowfall of the 2016–17 winter season began in the early hours of Friday, November 18. Although this date is a little behind the average… [Read More]

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Canada Anemone, Mindewijiibik

This important medicine plant grows in patches in meadows, upland forest, and along shorelines throughout the Lake Vermilion area. It produces a small white, five-petaled flower. Ojibwe people treated themselves… [Read More]

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Canada Mayflower, Agongosimin

Canadian Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense) is a common northern wildflower growing on the forest floor. The moist and dry areas across Lake Vermilion, the northern Great Lakes States and into Canada… [Read More]

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Yellow Ladyslipper, Makizin

The Yellow Ladyslipper (Cypricedium calceolus) can be found in bogs and wet woodland areas. Its Ojibwe name, makazin, clearly refers to its slipper shape and indeed looks very similar to… [Read More]

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