first intimate stop of the day. a former railroad, this sna is 10 acres in a straight line. lined with shrubs and trees, but still a surprisingly diverse prairie flora all along the way.
i’m grateful folks have activated these old rail lines so we can get to meet plants we might not elsewhere in human-shaped habitats. beautiful start to the day.
first id’s of four o’clock, meadowsweet, giant ragweed, wild cucumber, and tick-trefoil.
all decked out:
white, purple, yellow
where boxcars once hauled,
st. john’s wort
nestles in the grass
little downy one,
now it’s just
you and four o’clocks
if you made it this far… caterpillars on toadflax! (plus a couple more plants)