An evening stroll through the prairie at Shaw Nature Reserve…
So many different varieties of wildflowers!
And the smell! Flowery, fresh summer; the most fragrant stroll!
Shaw is one of my favorite places.
Wildflowers in the cool breeze.
Cool breeze? On July 15th?! It’s 70 degrees!
Different areas of the prairie seemed to have different combinations of wildflowers.
In this one particular area there were tons of blazing stars (the purple stalk that looks like a pipe cleaner) just beginning to bloom.
Bright white blooms
We only saw a few of this type.
Running through the prairie.
And stopping to…
These were some of my favorites.
More pretty white flowers.
There were lots of these frilly flowers.
Looks like an orange version of the milkweed in Spy Garden.
The Rothko Shot
Yes, the green roof does look great and man, those bathrooms were sparkling clean!
Be wery, wery quiet we’re hunting wabbits.
Tons of variations of black-eyed-Susan-type flowers…
Including this unusual variety…
These were awesome!
Some of the wildflowers remind me of orchids.
To see Shaw in winter click here.
To see the playground at Shaw click here.
To learn more about Shaw and the Missouri Botanical Garden click here.