Phenology




May 8 will be recorded as the day Lake Vermilion shed its ice cover this year

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2018 — When darkness fell last night, May 8, the ice covering some of Lake Vermilion remained in place following a day of light rain. Wednesday morning,… [Read More]

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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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