I had a few minutes after a meeting yesterday to walk through a restored wetland in our Platte River Prairies. I didn’t really have any preconceived notion of what I was looking for – I just wanted to explore a site I hadn’t visited for a while. There weren’t many flowers still blooming, but the golds and browns of autumn vegetation were still mixed with quite a bit of green. Recent rains had raised the level of the stream flowing through the site, as well as the groundwater-linked wetlands adjacent to it. I pulled my muck boots on over the decent jeans I’d worn for the meeting and wandered out into the wetland. Here are a few of the photos I got from my brief walk. I hope you enjoy them.
Water flows over a small beaver dam, split and rippled by multi-colored vegetation.
Swamp milkweed seeds lined up and waiting to make their jump.
A beggarticks (Bidens sp) plant in water surrounded by floating duckweed.
Bidens have a great affinity for my socks and jeans!!!
Nice. The simple, splendid beauty of mother nature.
Thanks for the photo and the mention of the beggarticks plant…I’ve always called them beggarlies, or maybe spelled beggar lice….and never have noticed them in flower. How could I have cursed a plant with such a cheerful yellow bloom?
Beautiful photos as always. Can you tell me the shutter speed for the water flowing over the beaver dam.
Hi Loren, it was shot at 1/500 sec, F/8, with a 105mm macro lens.
As usual, magnificent photos! My favorite is the swamp milkweed seeds ready to go!!
Wonderful photo of water over the dam!!! Striking.
All three photos are spectacular!
Beauties. Just what I needed to find amidst the grey emails.