The last stop

It was getting time to head back home, but we had to make one more stop.

Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) is having a good year! It is one of the big four grasses of the tallgrass prairies.

Ratany (Krameria lanceolata) can still be found. Its bloom time goes from April until November.

Surprisely Roundhead Prairie Clover (Dalea multiflora ) is also still blooming here among the Little Bluestem.

Certainly this was a pleasant surprise. It turned out to be another new plant for us…Oenothera linifolia!

Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum)! This is an awesome plant with it sunshiney flowers. It stood tall next to the edge of the road. And this was the reason for our last stop of the day.

An all yellow flower with very rough leaves and stems like the other Silphium plants!

I feel we were lucky to have come across this rough, but beautiful plant still blooming in late August!

Finally on our walk this morning, Gracie found this beautiful Copperhead. Indeed she was very lucky because she had sniffed it. And the snake made a strike back at her. Lucky for us all, the snake missed! Maybe because it was a young one. Do you notice the light green on the end of the tail. Well, according to the internet that indicates that it from one to three years old. In addition, it also was shaking the tip of tail at us. Apparently this is for luring prey. It must have been confused. LOL

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.


    1. Sarah, I have not changed a thing. Sometimes, it has trouble loading here too, but we don’t have the greatest bandwidth sometimes. I am not aware of anyone else having had a problem. Thanks for letting me know, but sorry I don’t know what I can do.

  1. Sarah, all the photos rarely open for me in the email notification. I usually have to view the blog in a browser to see everything.

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