Sunday, June 17, 2012
Benmidji is the first city on the Mississippi. The name of the city is an Ojibwe term meaning "waters crossing waters". It is here where the Mississippi crosses Lake Bemidji and flows north before flowing south and east. At the north end of the lake is Bog Lake, where we took a very interesting walk along a boardwalk. Bogs have been described as "Minnesota's last wilderness". Here we saw lady's slipper orchids as well as blue flag flowers(they are in the iris family). The latter can be seen in the center of the picture below.