Jack in the Pulpit, near Guelph, Ontario, May 11

Jack in the Pulpit, near Guelph, Ontario, May 11. A spring ‘ephemeral’ — a type of plant that completes its entire growth and seed cycle early in the spring before the forest canopy closes in. You have to be out there to catch them at the right time, and we were lucky, on a spring hike with the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators group (SONSI).