Photo: Swamp lantern in Whisper Creek

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Swamp lantern
Photo by Melanie Price
Melanie Price sent in this lovely photo of a Swamp Lantern.

"Here's a pretty swamp lantern that we came across while birdwatching in Whisper Creek Habitat Restoration. 

"We also saw our first ruby-crowned kinglet but were not able to get a photo of it."

Whisper Creek is located on the grounds of the now demolished Cedarbrook Elementary school on Perkins Way.

It straddles the boundary between Shoreline and Lake Forest Park.









2 comments:

Travis April 3, 2021 at 7:06 PM  

In my youth we called this a flower of the skunk cabbage.

MJ Smile April 4, 2021 at 11:15 AM  

Skunk cabbage is the more common name for this plant, but this one did not have a skunk smell yet so I opted for the more romantic common name. :-)

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