ID'ing and Pressing Flowers with Della at L-DPP

It's easy to social distance where there are only two of you! I held the video recorder and Della engaged the digital audience while we waded together through a blooming Deer Park - Lawther Prairie. We were specifically on the hunt for wildflower, especially those we can cut and PRESS. The rain held off until we were done shooting, and I felt pretty privileged when a firefly flew right into my hand. Weather and bugs are not usually so cooperative.

Highlight of the day were the two new insect species at the Black Jack daisy patch (where we caught honey bees for the previous video) and the ladies' tresses orchids that were in bloom. It made up for the fact that liatris and guara weren't quite showy ... yet. Next month.

Posted by dirtnkids dirtnkids, May 14, 2020 21:09

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Narrowleaf Sunflower Helianthus angustifolius

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May 14, 2020 08:42 AM HST

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Winged Loosestrife Lythrum alatum

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May 14, 2020 09:07 AM HST

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Mustang Grape Vitis mustangensis

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May 14, 2020 09:27 AM HST

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May 14, 2020 09:37 AM HST

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Bushy Bluestem Andropogon glomeratus

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May 14, 2020 09:58 AM HST

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Multi-bloom Tephrosia Tephrosia onobrychoides

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May 14, 2020 10:00 AM HST

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Spring Ladies' Tresses Spiranthes vernalis

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May 14, 2020 10:06 AM HST

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Prairie Blazing Star Liatris pycnostachya

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May 14, 2020 09:57 AM HST

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Lanceleaf Blanketflower Gaillardia aestivalis

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May 14, 2020 09:51 AM HST

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Wild Indigos Genus Baptisia

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May 14, 2020 10:05 AM HST

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Giant Blue Sage Salvia azurea

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May 14, 2020 09:41 AM HST

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Gulf Vervain Verbena xutha

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May 14, 2020 09:32 AM HST

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Slender Rosinweed Silphium gracile

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May 14, 2020 09:08 AM HST

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Stem and leaves very rough.

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Pinkladies Oenothera speciosa

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May 14, 2020 09:19 AM HST

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May 14, 2020 10:37 AM HST

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Green Antelopehorns Asclepias viridis

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May 14, 2020 01:08 PM HST

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Whorled Milkweed Asclepias verticillata

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May 14, 2020 01:35 PM HST

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Purple Passionflower Passiflora incarnata

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May 14, 2020 01:22 PM HST

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Meadowbeauties Genus Rhexia

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May 14, 2020 01:39 PM HST

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Sneezeweeds Genus Helenium

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May 14, 2020 01:41 PM HST

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Great Golden Digger Wasp Sphex ichneumoneus

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May 14, 2020 12:17 PM HST

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Two-spotted Long-horned Bee Melissodes bimaculatus

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May 14, 2020 12:19 PM HST

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Fuscatus-group Paper Wasps Subgenus Fuscopolistes

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May 14, 2020 12:10 PM HST

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May 14, 2020 01:06 PM HST

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It looks more like H. metallica, except the range seems wrong. Ento’s ... weigh in please.

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