Blue Lobelia

Another “lifer” wildflower I photographed at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center (Blue Springs, Missouri) is the Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), sometimes called the Great Lobelia. Interestingly, this was a single plant growing along the roadside. Standing between 5′-6″ tall, it was loaded with spectacular blue flowers, and quite a few buds. Here are a few […]

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Indian Pipe

During my recent visit to the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center (Blue Springs, Missouri), I was able to see and photograph the Indian Pipe wildflower (Monotropa uniflora). This was a “lifer” for me. I had heard about this beautiful plant, and even one of my country neighbors had found one on his property a few […]

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Triangular Orb Weaver

While hiking one of the trails at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center (Blue Springs, Missouri), we came upon several orb weaving spiders. This little guy, a Triangulate Orb Weaver (Verrucosa arenata) was a real find. I’ve only seen these a couple of times previously. With a light wind blowing down the pathway, it was very […]

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Lookie, But No Touchie!

On Saturday morning I drove to Blue Springs, Missouri, to take down my 27-print display that ran during the month of August at the Missouri Conservation Department’s Burr Oak Woods Nature Center (and thanks to those that have passed on kind words that they enjoyed the run!). Since I have never hiked any of the […]

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