Shooting Stars in My Future?

I’m currently finalizing my booth at the Stillwater Arts Festival in Oklahoma. Since I don’t have a lot of time, I’m featuring a spring prairie wildflower that I found 3 years ago, about this time of year, at Prairie State Park in southwest Missouri. When I pack up and head back home, I’m stopping by […]

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Skirting the Truth

Another fond spring memory … the False Garlic (Nothoscordum bivalve) wildflower: This little beauty looks like it might be an onion or a garlic, but isn’t. Also, does not have the characteristic odor of it’s look-alike plants. The False Garlic is in the Lily family. The flower is an umbel (many shoots coming out of […]

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At Home on the Range

During last weekend’s daytrip to find/photograph migrating Short-eared Owls, I stopped by nearby Prairie State Park to see what was going on. It was pretty slow … a few Northern Harriers hunting over the prairies, among some Red-tailed Hawks seemed to be about the only action going on. As I approached the park visitor’s center, […]

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Catbird on the Prairie

During my last visit to Prairie State Park in southwest Missouri, I found a couple of Gray Catbirds (Dumetella carolinensis) in some trees and shrubs along the Gayfeather Trail of Regal Prairie. When I first noticed them in the shrubs, they were busy collecting small twigs for a nest, carrying them out of the shrub […]

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Among the Wildflowers

Upon arrival at Prairie State Park (southwest Missouri) recently, I found this Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) as he foraged around Gayfeather Prairie. At one point, he flew onto a buffalo chip, among the wildflowers, allowing me to photograph him in the patch of white: If you look closely, you will see his “horns” of feathers […]

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Not Your Ordinary ‘Two Peas in a Pod’ Wildflower

After a couple of long, but fun days at the Dallas Zoo’s “Paw Prints Art Fair”, I enjoyed a couple of days visiting with my aunt/uncle who live near Dallas. During that visit, I had no access to internet, allowing us to have a nice visit … but no posts! But now I’m back (at […]

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The Name Says It All

On my recent trip to Prairie State Park in southwest Missouri, I found some Bird’s-foot Violets (Viola pedata) still blooming, so I made some images of the leaves of this plant, where the common name originated. You might remember my original post on these beauties, about 4 weeks ago (“A Little Birdie Told Me”), where […]

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Fun Friday: Mr. Happy Face

Yesterday, I took a daytrip to an amazing place in southwest Missouri … Prairie State Park. My goal was to capture spring wildflowers on the prairie, which I did, but also found this cute little guy (I always love their seemingly “happy face”):   It was a bit cool and very windy, and it seemed […]

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Wildflower ID Help Requested

(Note: Since posting this early this morning, my friend Ana has sent me some links that tend to indicate this is a “White Wind Flower”, or Anemone caroliniana. Looking at some more images, I agree with Ana … thanks, Ana!) Today’s post features an unidentified white wildflower I found at Prairie State Park in southwest […]

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A Little Birdie Told Me

Today’s post features some gorgeous wildflowers I found last spring at Prairie State Park in southwest Missouri. At the time, I had not a clue as to what I had found growing along the top of one of the prairies. Fortunately, my friend Gerry Williamson (@USWildflowers on Twitter) posted a photo of these guys a […]

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