Garnett Preserve

The sale of the Garnett Preserve is set to close this Thursday. So Jeanne and I made one last visit on Friday (Sept. 29th). Sigh. 🙁

The view was still awesome. All I have heard about the buyer was that he is a deer hunter. And that was the scuttlebutt for his purchase. Now we can just hope the new owner will treasure it as much as we do.
The Rough-stem Rosinweed (Silphium radula) was pretty tall despite the lack of rain.
Rigid Goldenrod (Solidago rigida) was looking mighty fine too!
A light breeze was appreciated. And since the Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans) is wind pollinated, I am sure it liked the wind too.

The Prickly Pear’s (Opuntia) sweet tunas will be welcomed by birds, rodents, and other critters. The fruit on the right looked like someone had already started to eat.

The Queen’s Delight’s (Stillingia texana) stems were a delightful splash of red!
The Fine-leaf Gerardia (Agalinis densiflora) is a rather uncommon plant. Unlike other Agalinis it has a bottlebrush type leaves that go up the stem. Additionally it often gets overlooked because it is short and usually among the grasses.

The hairs at the edge of petals draw you in. Also I wonder what spots do? Perhaps someday I need to shine a UV light in one.

Indeed this is another special and often overlooked plant, Hall’s Dalea (Dalea hallii). Hugh was always ready to tell you about his winning photo. And yes it was mighty a pretty photo!

Jeanne and I had a fine morning at the Garnett Preserve! As you can see we did a bit of collecting for BRIT too.

By noon we were getting hot and hungry. I will let you guess where we headed next. 😉

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