Sunrise on the Maumee

Sunrise on the Maumee

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Cow Wheat on Steroids

Friday it was just us girls monitoring.  
Alexa is on the left, Diane next to her and Denise on the right.
We headed to the pine woods southeast of Reed and Wilkins Roads to finish up the Cow Wheat.

It had (finally) rained the night before and the woods were wonderfully damp and fragrant.

Woods with dappled light

Next we went to Dick's woods, just west of Campbell prairie.

The Cow Wheat was a good two times larger than any we had seen before.
It was hiding under the Bracken Fern and difficult to count - but was clearly doing well.

We walked south through a wet prairie full of good things.
This is one of several Michigan Lilies in the field.  

A skipper


A Dragonfly was finishing up a meal.

A butterfly shares a lily with a green fly.

1 comment:

  1. Bugs and flowers . . doesn't get any better than that. A little unsettling that when I read that it was a 'girls only outing ' . . . for a moment I expected to see Ruta's name.