Beauty at the Grasslands

A delightful day with plentiful sunshine. The nippy weather did not dampen our enthusiasm on the First Wednesday (Nov. 1st) outing.

Of course, how could anyone not love the grasslands.
A Missouri Primrose’s (Oenothera macrocarpa) seed pods rivals the colorful flower for beauty. And it persists through the winter.

So I was first in the ravine so I got the group coming into view.
The power of the water cuts through the layers.
Suzanne spotted the only orchid that was found, a Great Plains Ladies-tresses (Spiranthes magnicamporum).

Getting up close.

The Banded Argiope (Argiope trifasciata)! A species that likes drier habitats. Previously I had only found it in the open prairies. But now a ravine.
Funny how you can walk passed a place and not see something. This time I definitely saw a turtle with out stretched head. 😉

Hairy Grama (Bouteloua hirsuta) found its niche!

Fall beauty, the Coneflower’s (Coneflower (Echinacea) seed head!

The beauty at the LBJ Grasslands always refreshes my soul at any time of the year! Additionally to share with the First Wednesday group made for a wonderful morning.

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