Last Friday Jerry and I went out to monitor by ourselves.
For the third week in a row, we tried and failed to find the rarest of Ohio plants, the Prairie Gentian.
There was a new woodchuck den in the vicinity of where the plant has always been seen.
Next we went to Campbell Prairie to look at the Bottle Gentian. It had already been counted, but was too pretty to miss taking a peak at.
One of the last things left to monitor was the Thyme-leaved Pinweed, so we headed to Badger Barrens.
The Winged Sumac along the forest edges was starting to turn.
These yellow mushrooms contrast with the leaf litter.
A sandy field at Badger Barrens