Nature Blog Network

Thursday, June 11, 2015

It's Not a Freak Snowfall

...in June when it's 90 degrees... It's cottonwood seeds. They've been falling like snow flurries for a few days but this morning they had accumulated!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fresh Flowers and More

Each day or two there are so many new and noteworthy flowers showing their faces that I can't possibly hope to chronicle them all.  Here are a few that caught my eye this morning or yesterday:

Foxglove beardtongue blooming in the prairie.
One of my most evil enemies, the bindweed (shown with a tiny bee pollinating it).
This false sunflower was one of two in full bloom -- very early -- in a whole grouping of which none of the others are even close to blooming.  Odd.  Note the crab spider hanging out, well-camouflaged, just above the disc flowers in the photo.  Because tiny critters on flowers is a theme of the day!
Purple coneflowers aren't blooming yet, but they actually look so interesting at this stage of almost-ready that I decided to include this.  Plus, there are ants crawling on it. 
Found her hanging out on an arborvitae tree... who wouldn't love this face? 




Yarrow

Last week I showed a painted turtle laying eggs, this week it's a ginormous snapper.  

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Water Blooms

The ponds are surrounded by irises, and afloat with lilies...

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

Slow and Steady...

Turtles are laying eggs!

Here are things in full bloom in the prairie today:
Golden Alexander and spiderwort color the prairie with yellow and purple...
Cream Indigo
Wild Rose
Canada Anenome
Columbine
Prairie Alumroot
Phlox






Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Spittle bugs

Sign of summer...

Friday, May 8, 2015

Flowers of Today

Wild geraniums 
Shooting star 
Foam flowers