A friend of mine recently posted some photos of wildflowers in bloom at the Land Bank Westside Preserve, and I was inspired to get out there and take a look. (I also spent a couple hours sitting on the rocks and reading in the warm sunshine for the first time this year! A nice respite before the two solid days of rain we've had since then!) Here are some photo highlights of the flowers I saw....
|Field chickweed, Cerastium arvense|
|Barestem teesdalia, Teesdalia nudicaulis|
|Common camas, Camassia quamash|
|Lupine, Lupinus spp.|
|Strawberry, Fragaria spp., with a pollinator|
|Big leaf maple, Acer macrophyllum|
Here's a couple that I'm not sure about....is this a saxifrage of some sort?
And I have no idea what this tiny plant is. Do you?
While having your nose to the ground looking at plants up close you see more insects, too. Here's one of my favorite macro insect shots from the day:
|Seven-spotted ladybug, Coccinella septempuncata|