Journal for October 4, 2005

Still very warm, but I saw the first Dark-eyed Juncos this week – it really is autumn in spite of the weather.
The prairies are still looking beautiful – the last of the asters are still blooming. Here’s the Narrows Prairie in its second summer.

And here’s the Knife Edge Prairie – I’m still trying to get a good photo. The False Boneset (Kuhnia eupatorioides) stalks have big puffs of seeds on top that catch the light.

There are American Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens) berries starting to ripen.

And I’ve been seeing lots of Wild Turkeys on the paths and the prairies.

One day we had a mix of rain and sun – no rainbows, but beautiful golden light coming through the raindrops.