Almost too dark to see.

The park was cool, dark, and full of runners this morning, so there was not a lot to see, but the young night-heron was snoozing again on its favorite branch over the pond.

A green heron was trying to fish, but maybe it was having as much trouble with the low-light as I was.

A blue heron was visiting with a bunch of Canada geese on the river.

And that’s about it for the critters, so let’s check out some of the new blossoms in the park. Here are some pretty yellow ones that look like hairy false goldenaster (Heterotheca villosa) growing on the slope from the beer garden down to the river.

Here’s some little light-blue asters also growing along the river, which look like common blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

Here’s a giant puffball mushroom (Calvatia gigantea) from a week or so ago that never made the cut until today.

And here’s a handsome crop of mushrooms I spotted this morning that looks like turkey tail (Trametes versicolor).

The forecast is for clear skies tomorrow morning, so keep your fingers crossed!

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

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