Photo of the Week – May 16, 2013

We spent two days in the southeast corner of Nebraska this week, pulling garlic mustard at our Rulo Bluffs Preserve.  It was the second trip in as many weeks, and there was still plenty to do the second time around.  The preserve is less than 450 acres in size, but feels much bigger when we’re hiking up and down the steep bluffs.

A may apple flower hides beneath the canopy of its own leaves.  The Nature Conservancy's Rulo Bluffs Preserve, Nebraska.

A may apple flower hides beneath the canopy of its own leaves. The Nature Conservancy’s Rulo Bluffs Preserve, Nebraska.

There were still some spring wildflowers in bloom at the Preserve, including the mayapples (Poldophyllum peltatum) shown above.  It was good to see them – they were motivation for slogging up the hill to the next patch of garlic mustard…