Parkhill Prairie Trail

So now we were finished with lunch so we headed out to the trail!

We were excited to see the treasures out on this lovely prairie! We were the only ones there at the park. And the city noises were nowhere to be heard.

Johnny Jump-ups (Viola bicolor) were still blooming!
An Orange Sulphur made a stop at the Crow-poison (Nothoscordum bivalve)!

Celestial (Nemastylis geminiflora) were nestled in the grasses, but also on the path.

Claire stopped for a close up of the Celestial (Nemastylis geminiflora)! There were a lot of Celestials in the prairie among the tall grasses. Wonderful!

A close up! Look at tall yellow stamens!
When the stamens are curled up, they have been pollinated. Job done!
A Light Poppymallow (Callirhoe alcaeoides) had a small weevil.

The Bold Jumper (Phidippus audax) was as interested in me as I was of it. It kept coming back to face me drumming its palps. Indeed, a cutie!

The Barn Swallows had been flying about when we arrived. Then we paused at the picnic table again at the end of our hike. So they stopped in for a rest as well.

More tomorrow from Parkhill Prairie!

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  1. Lots to see just have to look.
    The Coop article is great with wonderful photos – I recognized that P grandiflora that Shirley et al visited every year. Glad it is found elsewhere.

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