It seemed fitting to follow up on my visit to the Museum of Nature with my seasonal look at the Landscapes Of Canada Gardens outside. It was time for a spring look, and I paid a visit earlier in May. The Gardens consist of plants of four distinct ecosystems in Canada: the Mammoth Steppe, the Prairie Grasslands, Arctic Tundra, and Boreal Forest. On this occasion I started with this view of the Museum, with the statues of three mammoths beside the path. Behind them are plants that would have grown during the time they lived on the planet.
One type that did and still does is wild chives, looking fresh and green with spring warmth. It was a late spring, in fact.
Nearby along the path are bricks with the names of donors, often in memory of a loved one.
This view is from the far side of the gardens, with plants growing among the rocks that come from the Arctic Tundra in the foreground. The sculpture of an iceberg crosses the path.
Back on the path, this takes a look at Prairie Grassland. Over the summer, the grasses and flowers in that area will grow long and tall.
Sign posts along the way give information on each ecosystem.
Boreal Forest is the last of the four, with trees, shrubs, and bushes planted here, and even lichen on a tree that's otherwise dead.
This tree is showing signs that it's woken up to spring.
I leave off with this view of the Museum. I hope this place, and the other national and local museums in the national capital, opens its doors to visitors again soon.