While volunteering every Wednesday at the Salem AudubonNature Reserve I have been so focused on birds that I have neglected paying enough attention to wildflowers. That changed over coffee at McDonalds after our work session yesterday when the conversation turned to a newly sighted Chocolate Lily, and various locations of Giant Trilliums. Later in the afternoon while at home I couldn’t get the flowers out of my mind so I made a second trip to the Reserve just to photograph wildflowers. Most people are familiar with the more common Western Trillium, but the GiantTrillium as shown here is a little more unusual. Not only is it larger as the name implies, but its leaves have a mottled look, and even more unusual, it come in a variety of flower colors from white to different deep reds.