John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World



White Trillium

White Trillium

Robin and I went for a walk on the Sucker Brook Hollow trail in Williston yesterday. We’d never been on that short trail before, and were pleased to find a bounty of white trillium flowering along the western sloping hillside. White trillium prefer well-drained, neutral to slightly acid soils, usually in second- or young-growth forests of maple and beech, and often grow in large colonies. We certainly encountered such a colony on our walk and would recommend a hike up there to take a look.

Sony A7II, Sony 90mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/9, 1/160″ exposure.

A colony of white trillium


Painted Trillium

Painted trillium near the Mailbox beaver pond

We came across some painted trillium while poking around the beaver pond complex off of Taft Road yesterday morning. This variety of trillium prefer strongly acidic, humus-rich soils, and will be found in the shade of acid-loving trees such as eastern white pine, red maple, red spruce, and balsam fir—pretty much exactly where we found them above the older beaver pond off the Mailbox trail.

Sony A7II, Sony 90mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/16, 1/125″ exposure.

Wake Robin

Purple trillium in bloom along Taft Road

The purple trillium—also known as wake-robin—is in bloom in the woods now. I love the deep crimson red coloring and the complex centers.

Panasonic GM5, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/8, 1/125″ exposure

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