A BWCA Glossary


Jack
1) A lake in the Temperance River drainage. 2) A two needle pine, Pinus banksiana, the pine of the boreal forest.
Jay
Colorful and garrulous Corvids, represented in the North Country by the Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) near the northern edge of its range, and the Canada Jay (Perisoreus canadensis), a boreal species near the southern end of its range. pikwakokweweshi in the Ojibwe.
Jewelweed
Succulent annuals of the genus Impatiens. Both Spotted (Impatiens capensis) and Pale Jewelweed (Impatiens pallida) are native to the North Woods. Also known as Touch-Me-Not.
Junco
A common northern sparrow, the Northern Junco (Junco hyemalis) is one of the most commonly seen species in winter gardens and feeding stations across the country.
Juniper
Any of several scaley leaved conifers of the genus Juniperus. The Juniper of the North Woods is the shrub Common Juniper (Juniperus communis). Okâwanj in the Ojibwe.

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