It’s a short report today. Instead of touring Estabrook, I joined the Adopt-a-River Cleanup with Shorewood Conservation Committee and Milwaukee River Keepers, and it covered the east side from Capitol to Hubbard park. We had a crew of at least 8 and 4 of us were from Friends of Estabrook Park.
I did bring my old camera with me and got just a couple of images. First is a slightly blurry image of a great blue heron who did not wish to be fishing so close to our cleanup operation.
And the second subject is of a pretty blossom that I don’t believe I’ve seen before. It looks like the wild geraniums from earlier in the summer, but bigger. Instead, it is mallow, probably Malva alcea, which goes by pink mallow, vervain mallow, greater musk-mallow, and several other names, but possibly Malva moschata, which goes by musk mallow.
That is all.