Saturday, June 07, 2008

Prairie Smoke in full bloom

First Monarch Butterfly spotted. Tree Swallow seen in other nest. Unfortunately couldn't check for eggs or young as the mother was very ardent about us not opening it.

Saw a black-and-yellow dragonfly (believe it was a darner) hunting mosquitos near the pond, and a number of delicate light-blue damselflies in the tall grass.


Lynne said...

What a cool flower. I've never seen one.

Beyond Main Street Project said...

You see them in a lot of native prairie plantings. I can't say I've ever seen them in the wild (though I'm sure there are plenty), but they're very easy to grow.