Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June 19, 2017: Common Milkweed



There are some nice patches of milkweed around the park this year.  This one is on the southeast corner of the north lake. Here's hoping for more butterflies! (Kevin Kane, 6/17/17)

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 18, 2017: Coming in for a Landing!


A red-winged blackbird lands on top of a deer's head Sunday night at the park. (Tana Tesdall, 6/18/17)

June 17, 2017: Red Admiral




Since the 14th, the number of Red Admirals at the Park has exploded, with approximately 100 to over 300 individuals being sighted.  Unfortunately, many were nectaring on noxious weeds (Crown Vetch, Wild Parsnip, & Canada Thistle).  This photo shows the underside. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 6/14/17)

June 16, 2017: Under the Bridge


Two kayakers float leisurely under the bridge and through the channel joining the north and south lakes. (Kevin Kane, 6/4/17)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

June 15, 2017: Sunset Rays


Sunset over the south lake. (Kevin Kane, 6/10/17)


June 14, 2017: Spotted Sandpiper




Spotted Sandpipers can be found along the lakes shores and wet areas.  I have found 1 nest in the past, so I'm sure that they probably still nest in the Park.  When they take flight, note the stiff wing beats. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 5/21/17)

Friday, June 16, 2017

June 13, 2017: Reaping the Benefits of Prairie Burns




May prairie burns will help the diversity of plant and animal life in the park this summer. Here, Prudenterra crew members burn the NW corner of the Upland Trail. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 5/5/17)