Sunday I went to Meadowbrook Park in Urbana, which has a patch of restored prairie.
The prairie is larger than you might think given the line of trees; it extends quite a bit off the left of the picture.
More photos behind the cut; click for larger versions.
Some kind of coreopsis. There wasn’t a lot of it so it was hard to get a good enough view to identify it. Plus they all look the same… But it was nice to see some color among all the white flowers.
Pale Beardstongue. These are the white flowers you see in the previous two photos. Easy to get close enough to see, hard to hold still enough to photograph.
Ohio Spiderwort. My favorite of Sunday’s plants. It’s hard to tell in this photo, but it’s very spiky. Also, it has a cool name.
I remain rather unsuccessful at bird photos (sorry, Mom and Dad). Mostly red wing blackbirds anyway.