When you think of the Arctic, you don’t think of flowers. You think of snow! Snow, snow, snow and more snow. And yeah, the land is covered by snow from mid-September to, well…I can find snow today, if I look on the land.
*MOST* of the land in Iqaluit is free of snow by early June. And by June, we are experiencing close to 24 hour daylight. So, soon after the snow is gone, it doesn’t take long to start to see the earth come alive. Because there is so much daylight, it happens fast. By now, mid-July, some flowers have already bloomed and gone to seed, new flowers are blooming and other green stuff is popping up. By mid-August we should start to see berries. Plants in the Arctic are, well, generally, they are small, and so are the berries, but they are plentiful.
At first glance, if you look at a photo of the tundra in Iqaluit, you might not see anything that looks like life but I promise you, there are flowers everywhere.
So, come take a walk with me on the Tundra, when I went Facebook Live on July 20, 2020.
I’ll show you some of the beauty, of the Flowers…in the Arctic.