The last time I was down at the Red Cedar Trail I couldn’t find many Pale Touch-me-nots. On a recent trip I found a lot of them blooming along the trail.
The Touch-me-nots are blooming along the Red Cedar State Trail. They are the most prolific Flower this time of year. They are a bit difficult to photograph because they grow in a tangled mass of flowers. I like to photograph them covered in dew but there wasn’t a lot of dew on this day. I also like to use a photo stacking technique so I can separate the flower from the background. On this day most of them were Spotted Touch-me-nots with only a few Pale Touch-me-nots.
These are a few of the wildflowers I’ve seen recently at Hoffman Hills Recreation Area.
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.
It must have mating season because the Dogbane Leaf Beetles could be found all over the milkweed plants.
We walked a different section of the Red Cedar Trail this week and found some different flowers and other objects to photograph.
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.
The Milkweed and the Common and Swamp Milkweed were starting to bloom. We did see a few Monarch Butterflies throughout the Meadows.
Butterfly weed was blooming throughout the Meadows.
We found quite a few other flowers blooming. Check the Crex Meadows website for a list of currently blooming flowers.
On our first walk along the Red Cedar Trail since our return from Iceland we found a number of flowers blooming.