Portraits of Wildflowers

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Archive for October 16th, 2016

Monarch report

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On Interstate 10 near Sonora, some 200 miles west of Austin, suddenly there were plenty of monarch butterflies flying about.

UPDATE: We continued to see migrating monarchs for the next 50–60 miles.

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 16, 2016 at 11:23 AM

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A touching portrait

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In contrast to yesterday’s image, here’s an in-focus view of Liatris mucronata, known as blazing-star or gayfeather. You’re looking at details of two flower spikes pressing one against the other.

Like the last two posts, this one is from the prairie in Pflugerville on September 28.

Beginning today we’re headed west on a driving tour, so you’ll understand if posts thin out and replies to comments take longer than usual.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 16, 2016 at 5:03 AM

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