A wonderful group showed up for the Shirley Lusk Day. Included in the group were Shirley’s three sons and one granddaughter who joined the celebration. Yes, it was pretty hot, but of course it could have been hotter. There was a slight breeze and some clouds. Everyone brought plenty of cold water.
Everyone was prepared for the outing with plenty of water!
Alan (on the left) takes after his mother, Shirley! Go Alan! As you can see the some clouds helped hold down the temperature a little bit.
Two-striped Grasshopper ( Melanoplus bivittatus) rests on the Green Milkweed ( Asclepias viridis) seed pod. Many of the pods are splitting open!
Now I know you can not see anything except grass here. However, several people saw the rattlesnake go in there. That is what they said and this is as close as I got. What are binoculars for but to observe from a distance. LOL. FYI, I never could see the snake.
After lunch at the Thomsen Foundation, we headed north to the Garnett Preserve. This strange coneflower (Echinacea) caught my eye. What a wild stem, eh!
The Three Stooges still stand guard back by the restrooms at the Forestburg Country Store. They always brought a grim to Shirley’s face when she introduced them to someone new. Well, I am passing it on 🙂
Finally to top off the Shirley celebration, ice cream treats at the Forestburg Country Store. Shirley really knew what was important!
Thank you to the Thomsen Foundation for hosting the group for the Shirley Day celebration! We look forward to next year!
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