Nature Walk: Late July at Eagle Creek

I made it out to Eagle Creek for a nature walk on Saturday. The weather was gorgeous, if just a little on the hot side. But just look at those clouds! My favorite discovery of the day were the bushes of Swamp Rose Mallow in bloom by the reservoir — their pink color went so beautifully with the blue of the sky and water.

I caught the first of the purple Ironweed. I love that this plant often blooms near yellow flowers — the purple and yellow combo is a favorite and is an early sign of fall to me.

I have struggled to see many monarch butterflies this year and I don’t know why. I was very happy to find one flitting about on the swamp milkweed.

I came across these beautiful salmon-colored mushrooms but don’t know what they are! I’ll have to look into them.

I saw several of these round red spotted apparent seed pods on my walk. I could not find where they were falling from and must do research on these as well.

The Queen Anne’s Lace is in its glory and I found this spot with a bit of shade to record the scene in my nature journal.

I heard several catbirds as I walked along and glimpsed goldfinches flying on the edges of the trail. I’m looking forward to heading back again very soon!

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on email
Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *