We parked our cars under an Ohio Buckeye tree, which is very rare for Canada. In fact, I do not think it grows anywhere else...naturally!
Pink Milkwort was plentiful at this site. It is tiny a plant found regularly on Walpole and some at Ojibway.
There was another kind of milkwort which I think was Field Milkwort.
Rough Blazing Star is quite abundant at this particular site. There were a few Dense Blazing Star soon to come into bloom, but it was outnumbered by Rough by a longshot.
One section had some Colicroot.
We were free to roam around to take in the unique plants.
There were lots of other prairie plants to look at.
|Showy Goldenrod (not in bloom)|
Butterflies and dragonflies were not abundant (not surprising for this year!), but Halloween Pennant was one of the more numerous odes.
|Halloween Pennant on Rough Blazing Star|
|Halloween Pennant on Dense Blazing Star|
One of the butterflies was this Eastern Tailed-Blue.
We were not there to look at birds, but a Black-billed Cuckoo was calling nearby.
Beforehand, while waiting at the arena parking lot, a Broad-winged Hawk soared overhead. An odd sighting for this time of year. I did not have my camera on hand at the time!
This afternoon I stopped by Reid CA since the weather was quite nice. Some Dukes' Skippers were working the sedges.
While looking at a Dukes', I found a Striped Hairstreak-first for the year, finally!
I saw a couple of Broad-winged Skippers in another area. This year it is too wet to walk through the sedges, so this was a distant shot.