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    Finding Waterfalls.

    In the Northern Highlands of Wisconsin I have been hiking around waterfalls on Sunday and today... Amnicon Falls and Copper Falls.

    Up the trail from the Bad River today, I had the immense pleasure of seeing the first (for me) wood anemones in bloom (Anemone quinquefolia). The wood anemone is so-o-o-o tiny beside a massive ancient white pine! I understand the species has some variation in color. The half-dozen specimens in the group had soft purple blossoms, like the purple-ish specimen in the linked photos.

    There are still many waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that I have never gone looking for. They are on my list. I would not call it my "bucket" list, since we are talking about waterfalls of immense power... thunderous sound. My "Roar" List?

    I suppose in a geological sense, finding waterfalls is a matter of "finding fault".

    http://www.minnesotawildflowers.info...r/wood-anemone
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    I love to hike to waterfalls too. So many pretty ones off trails around here. I love it when I see a Jack in the Pulpit in the wild.https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-n...de/jack-pulpit
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    Copper Falls is my favorite Wisconsin park. I took my husband there last summer. Sadly they don’t allow dogs so had to take turns hiking. It’s one of the least used parks probably because of location.

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    Love waterfalls and all the flora and fauna that love the moisture.

    I have had a desire to explore at least some of the waterfalls around Hamilton Ontario as part of the Niagara Escarpment and Bruce Trail. This may be the year. I will take Benny, my little beagle and do a couple in one day perhaps. I think that I need a pole walking stick as some of the terrain is quite uneven, I'm told. http://www.waterfalls.hamilton.ca
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    @Teacher Terry

    As it happened today at Copper Falls, I came upon a man on the trails. He had 2 black labs. One of his dogs was in great distress from an encounter with a porcupine. I felt sad for him and his dog with the quills stuck in his nose.

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    Love the anemones...they are so dainty and pretty in the woods.
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    Our wood anemones are just starting to bloom too. So pretty!

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    That’s sad about the porcupine. But we don’t let ours off leash. Guess he was ignoring the rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    Guess he was ignoring the rules.
    Yes, it sure looks that way. And he had no leash for his dogs that I could see. Sad, indeed!

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    On vacation doing the Ozaukee birding trail and saw them today here in WI also.

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