Today’s post features some of my favorite memories and images of nature that I photographed during the months of April, May and June. If you missed the first quarter’s images, you can find them here (“Faves of 1Q 2016”). Now, on to the second quarter!
In spring and early summer, I am usually busy photographing wildflowers and conducting some “Wildflower Shorty” workshops, where I work with small groups (often these are 1:1 sessions) photographing woodland wildflowers. 2016 was no exception … as soon as the wildflowers appear, I seem to be out every free morning! Here are some of the wildflower images I enjoyed capturing.
One of my favorites, Bird’s-foot Violets:
The sometimes, difficult to spot Jack-in-the-Pulpit:
And more Bluebells:
Dog’s Tooth Violet (aka, Trout Lily):
And even a new insect for me, the Large Bee Fly at a False Rue Anemone:
And in April/May, prairie wildflowers began to appear, such as this Prairie Phlox:
And even some birds, such as this Prothonotary Warbler who sang me a cheery tune while kayaking:
And an endangered Barn Owl (common in some areas, but endangered in Missouri due to loss of habitat):
And a Yellow Warbler watching me kayak past:
A new wildflower for me … the Adam and Eve Orchid:
And another new wildflower … the Michigan Lily:
An interesting find … a white thistle:
And the normal purple thistle, before it opens:
And Daisies began to appear along the rural roads:
And a White-tailed doe watching me kayak:
During this time frame, the dragonflies and damselflies begin appearing:
In the next post, I’ll share some of my favorite images from July, August and September.