The human female and I were talking the other day, about how it’s been so long since we went out to the park in the woods. So today we’re going!
We have a little time before the tour group she’s leading shows up. Come on, Loki, let’s look at the flowers around the Nature Center. I can see from the parking lot that there are a lot of colorful things blooming!
This is the butterfly garden.
I really like this fluffy blue stuff.
I don’t think Loki is as impressed with it as I am.
Wow! All the pink behind me is a native grass, Pink Muhly. Isn’t it wonderful?
The human female planted some in our front flower bed. Sadly, Loki got to it, and it isn’t nearly this pretty.
Most people think Wooly Croton is a weed,
but it’s fuzzy, and actually a nice place to sit.
This plant is its relative–an they’re both relatives of Poinsettias!
If you mentally color some of these leaves bright red, you can see the resemblance.
Now these Pentas are good and red! They’re not native, so I sort of wish the city hadn’t planted them, but the butterflies do like them.
And, oh! I wish you could smell this one! It’s Mexican marigold and it smells like sweet licorice!
Even if we don’t find many wildflowers in the woods today, just seeing all of this near the Center has been a real treat!