Tuesday, July 31, 2018

July 31, 2018: July 2018 Photo Collage


July 2018 photos from the blog by Wolf. Oesterreich, Kevin Kane. Paul Domoto, and Tana Tesdall.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

July 28, 2018: Prairie to the Sky


These Cup Plants on the western prairie are reaching almost 7 feet tall. (Kevin Kane, 7/27/18)

Saturday, July 28, 2018

July 27, 2018: Sedge Wren



Sedge Wrens migrated southward and arrived at the Park on the 13th, mostly along the lower flats of the Upland Trail.  One to three can be heard singing. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 7/25/18)

July 26, 2018: Swamp Milkweed


The swamp milkweed is beginning to bloom across the park. (Kevin Kane, 7/27/18)

July 25, 2018: Western Spiny Softshell



While Erv K. and I were walking past the spillway we came upon this young Western Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera hartwegi).  Females can have a carapace length of 17 inches, while males are only half that length.  To keep from being run over, the turtle was placed at the water's edge. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 7/19/18)