Tag Archives: Prairie Flowers

Mornings Are For Trails

This weeks Photo Challenge is to capture what our morning looks like. I wish it would be every morning, for my favorite mornings are spent on the trail welcoming a new day. Each day gives a new offering begging for you to come back again to be treated to a new delight.

A sample of recent  summer Mornings:

 

 

Monday Morning Macro Hike

I set off to take a morning hike before the heat took over the day. My intent was to find Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar or Chrysalis. I did find two caterpillars and a nice collection of other shots of interest.

My hike was in the reclamation area of the Norma Johnson Center.

Morning temperature 73F, clear skies, slight breeze, light dew. Time 8:30 to 9:30

The Butterfly Flower

Five butterflies in one click of the camera. With the milkweed gone to seed and hosting caterpillars, the local Joe-Pye Weed as taken its place as the dominate provider of super food to several butterfly species. These plants are part of the tall grass prairie plants in Ohio’s prairie islands.

Thanks for looking in and enjoying another Floral Friday with Butterflies and Wildflowers.

Joe-Pye Weed replaces the milkweed flower as butterfly super food.

Joe-Pye Weed replaces the milkweed flower as butterfly super food.