Snag Tree

Snag Tree

This minimal image shows the tops of what are called Snag Trees or dead standing trees. Seen at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre, they are described as follows: "These trees can be used by insects, amphibians, mammals and birds for feeding, nesting and hibernating."

 

© Sheila Creighton 2011

Purple Spikes

Purple Spikes

Not sure what kind of flowers these are, any ideas? Late summer bloomers and likely perennials, they make a lovely mass planting. Close up they resemble a hillside of trees. Update – thanks to Meanderer for identifying these lovely flowers – they are Astilbe chinensis or Chinese astilbe.

© Sheila Creighton 2011