Friday, July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020: July 2020 Photo Collage

July 2020 photos from the blog by Wolf. Oesterreich, Kevin Kane, Tonya Moore, Tana Tesdall, Kelly Poole, Rex Heer, and Paul Domoto. Thanks to all our photographers.

July 30, 2020: Bee in the Bee Balm

A bee searching for pollen in the Bee Balm along the south loop at sunset. (Tonya Moore, 7/30/20)

July 28, 2020: Welcome to Ada Hayden Heritage Park!

There are a number of different types of annual and perennial flowers in the welcome garden at the north shelter.  Can you name some of them? (Kevin Kane, 7/18/20)

Thursday, July 30, 2020

July 26, 2020: Otters!

Mom, where are you!  These two Northern River Otters were wondering where their mother had gone to.  Initially, all three were swimming around Pond J.  After a bit, the mom caught a large fish and was seen scurrying off into the vegetation, as if she didn't want to share the meal with her pups.  The two pups continued to swim around the center of the pond before they realized that she wasn't there anymore.  After swimming to the west shore, they exited onto the bank, and after a few minutes also disappeared into the vegetation.  Not much later, all three were relocated at Pond G. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 7/26/20)

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

July 24, 2020: Indigo Bunting

A reliable place to see Indigo Buntings is at the SE corner of the south lake, between the spillway and to the west of the restroom.  Most days one can hear 1 or 2 of them singing.  This male was found just NW of the restroom, on a plant between the lakes trail and the lake. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 7/6/20)

Monday, July 27, 2020

July 23, 2020: Blazing Star

A perennial prairie native, Blazing Stars can be found in several areas of the Park.  However, they don't appear to be as numerous as they were in the early days of the Park.  This clump was found along the Harrison Rd spur. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 7/20/20)