Sunday, May 30, 2010

Best known for its canyons and waterfalls, Starved Rock, of course, has some very interesting flora and fauna, which I may have enjoyed more if I had not been groggy from a cold during my trip there last week.
Botanical (and other) highlights included:
Solomon's seal, flowering.
Fungi growing on a log.
Yellow irises in bloom.
Deer allowed us to watch them for quite a while, which is very exciting to students even if I would actually prefer to study plants.
Stonecrop flowering, and growing where it's actually supposed to grow, (on rocks), as opposed to in my yard, where it's a weed.

1 comment:

  1. Those yellow iris are non-native, can be invasive. But they're pretty, aren't they?