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My wife and I took the opportunity to drive out to Hoffman Hills Recreation Area and walk around the prairie. These were some of the flowers and insects we found.

Green-headed Coneflower

Green-headed Coneflower

It must have mating season because the Dogbane Leaf Beetles could be found all over the milkweed plants.

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Dogbane Leaf Beetle

Swamp Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed

Purple Prairie Clover

Purple Prairie Clover

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The White Water Lilies were blooming. Since they are fairly fresh it was easy to find some to photograph that were not covered with bugs or debris.

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The Milkweed and the Common and Swamp Milkweed were starting to bloom. We did see a few Monarch Butterflies throughout the Meadows.

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Butterfly weed was blooming throughout the Meadows.

Common Eastern Bumblebee

We found quite a few other flowers blooming. Check the Crex Meadows website for a list of currently blooming flowers.

Wood Rose

Wood Rose

Wood Lily

Wood Lily

Hoary Puccoon

Hoary Puccoon

Harebell

Harebell

I made a trip out to Hoffman Hills Recreation Area to check on the flowers. There were a lot of wild flowers in bloom in the prairie area.

More photos from Hoffman Hills can be found on my website.

Depford Pink

Depford Pink

Swamp Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan

Showy Tick Trefoil

Showy Tick Trefoil

 

 

There were also a variety of insects enjoying the flowers.

Rose Chafer Beetles

Rose Chafer Beetles

Hairstreak

Hairstreak

 

 

On a recent trip to Crex Meadows I was able to photograph some of the midsummer wildflowers.

Prairie Blazing Star

Prairie Blazing Star

White Water Lily

White Water Lily

Blue Vervain

Blue Vervain

Swamp Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed