With a lull in the hot weather, we took a day hike today out at Shaw Nature Reserve. Things looked crispy and dried up. But, all things considered, the natives seem to be surviving. Anywho, here are a few photos of our outing.
Beautiful seed pods. This is Baptisia, though the exact species may be False Blue Indigo (Baptisia australis) or perhaps white False Indigo (Baptisia alba). They are doing very well this year, considering the drought.
A towering Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum) nodded as we passed by.
Finally, a native green roof atop a new restroom facility near the Bascom House.