Autumn is clearly upon us. I thought I’d share a bit of photographic whimsy: a photo essay comprised entirely of panoramic views of wildflowers. They all were taken over the summer at locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. I’ve tried to include a variety of flower types as well as locations. (I’m afraid I don’t know the names of every flower, but most are identified. I do get confused by all the yellow ones that look so similar. 😉 They are in roughly chronological order.
Beardtongue and spiderwort at Lakeshore State Park, Milwaukee.
Wild mustard at Rotary Centennial Arboretum, Riverside Park, Milwaukee.
Bird’s foot trefoil at Kettle Moraine State Forest – Lapham Peak Unit, Waukesha County.
Butterfly weed (orange) at Chiwaukee Prairie State Natural Area, Kenosha County.
Blackeyed Susans at Hoyt Park, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County.
Woodland tick trefoil at Genesee Oak-Fen State Natural Area, Waukesha County.
Hartung Park, Milwaukee and Wauwatosa.
Daisies, purple coneflowers and Queen Anne’s lace at Petrifying Springs Park, Kenosha County.
Purple coneflowers, bergamot and black-eyed Susans at Pringle Nature Center, Kenosha County.
Queen Anne’s Lace at Menomonee River Parkway, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County.
Prairie clover at Kettle Moraine State Forest – Lapham Peak Unit, Waukesha County.
Various yellow flowers and purple coneflowers at Mukwonago Park, Waukesha County.
Various yellow flowers and bergamot at Tendick Nature Park, Ozaukee County.
Joe Pye weed and Canada goldenrod at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, Ozaukee County.
Rough blazing star at Riveredge Nature Center, Ozaukee County.
Canada goldenrod at Menomonee Park, Waukesha County.
Woodland sunflowers or Jerusalem artichokes (not sure!) at Jacobus Park, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County.
By the way, there is no secret to taking panoramic photos. I shot all of these with my iPhone. The trick is keeping a steady hand as you move the camera (and avoiding windy conditions that make the flowers move!)
Eddee Daniel is a Preserve Our Parks board member and project director for A Wealth of Nature.