In "Michigan Wildlife Viewing Guide" it says that Lost Lake isn't really a lake at all, but a bog, a poorly drained, slightly acidic wetland.
These are sweet scented but were too far out in the water to get a whiff.Dragonfly covered with dew, is it a Blue Dasher?
A little corner of Lost Lake
Rose Pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides) an Orchid
These were very small, maybe 5 inches tall.
Common BladderwortRacemed Milkwort
Another Orchid, maybe Green Wood Orchid, also called Club-spur Orchid (Platanthera clavellata), but according to "Orchids of the North Woods" by Kim and Cindy Risen, Club-spur Orchid has a single pointed, oblong shaped leaf clasping the stem near or just below its midpoint, Hm... may appear basal when buried in deep sphagnum. Those are the leaves in the next picture. Could it be Blunt-leaf Orchid (Platanthera obtusata)? Yes it could. The other problem is that it wasn't openly blooming.
I like this book,"Orchids of the North Woods" by Kim and Cindy Risen, it has all the info you need for each orchid on one page.
Swamp Candles (Lysimachia terrestris)
First I saw this guy (or girl?), later I visited with his brother,
He's smiling, isn't he? And they are bullfrogs right?
I left the frogs, we went on a ways when we started seeing these little white things on the ground, hm... curious. It didn't take Marie long to find the shrub that they fell from. But we haven't identified it yet
Lost Lake is a special place, one of our many favorites.