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.
If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that I take a lot of photos of insects, especially on flowers. For some reason, my eyes just gravitate toward flowers in search of little invertebrates. Over the last couple weeks, though, I’ve made a concerted effort to take at least a few photos of few flowers that didn’t have insects. As it turns out, flowers are kinda pretty all on their own.
Here are a few.