Butterfly along Vertical Prairie

This little guy was hanging out on a green retaining wall planted with Missouri natives.

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Desaturated Prairie

Here’s the last photo from my visit to Shaw Nature Reserve last weekend.

Another prairie plant I’m unfamiliar with.  I suppose that makes it easier for me to mess with the saturation/contrast of the original then…

The original.

Let me know if you’re familiar with this plant species, genus, or family.

More Prairie, More Fall Color

One more photo from our trail walk at Shaw Nature Reserve on Prairie Day.

I almost NEVER edit my photos beyond the occasional crop and resize.  The first photo, however, I thought Looked pretty good.  Here are both.

Equalized

 

Well, almost fall.

Black Eyed Susan at Boschert

Just a few more photos from my recent visit to the Boschert Greenway Living Retaining Wall.  If you are in the St. Louis region, follow Highway 370 through St. Charles, the wall will be visible from the road near the N 3rd Street exit.  As it grows out and the Missouri native plants establish, the wall itself will almost become invisible under vegetation!

Have you seen living walls in your neck of the woods?