Wildflower Walk and Photo Shoot at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha Wisconsin on July 13, 2017

We had a very nice turnout of members show up this morning for the annual wildflower walk and photo shoot at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha. This annual event is a field trip for the Retzer Nature Center Camera Club. Lighting was nice early this morning but had some wind for the 2.5 hour event. I think the group walked away with some great shots as it is getting near peak blooming time for many native species at the nature center. It was a fun event for everyone in sharing some of each others photography tips and ideas. Some images to share from the event today on July 13, 2017.

Rattlesnake Master, Eryngium yuccifolium

Yellow Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata

Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

Leadplant, Amorpha canescens

Wild Petunia, Ruellia humilis

Solomon’s Seal, Polygonatum biflorum

Early Goldenrod, Solidago juncea

Purple Prairie Clover, Petalostemum purpureum

False, Oxeye or Early Sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides

Yellow Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata

Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa

Canada Milk Vetch, Astragalus canadensis

Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea – not a true native to Wisconsin

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

Wild Rose with a bee…

Prairie Coreopsis, Coreopsis palmata

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Rattlesnake Master, Eryngium yuccifolium

Yellow Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata

 

Wildflower Walk and Photo Shoot at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha Wisconsin on July 16, 2015

We had a nice number of members show up this morning for the annual wildflower walk and photo shoot at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha. This annual event is a field trip for the Retzer Camera Club. Lighting was nice early this morning with light cloud cover and very little wind for the 2.5 hour event. I think the group walked away with some great shots as it is peak blooming time for many native species at the nature center. It was a fun event for everyone in sharing some of each others photography tips and ideas. Some images to share from the event today on July 16, 2015.

Yellow Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata

Yellow Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata

Pale Purple Coneflower, Echinacea pallida

Pale Purple Coneflower, Echinacea pallida

Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa

Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa

Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

Blue Vervain, Verbena hastata

Blue Vervain, Verbena hastata

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbecki hirta

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbecki hirta

Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

Purple Prairie Clover, Petalostem purpureum

Purple Prairie Clover, Petalostem purpureum

False Sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides

False Sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides

Leadplant, Amorpha canescens

Leadplant, Amorpha canescens

Culver's Root, Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s Root, Veronicastrum virginicum

Early Goldenrod, Solidago juncea

Early Goldenrod, Solidago juncea

Golden Alexanders, Zizia aurea

Golden Alexanders, Zizia aurea

Prairie Coreopsis, Coreopsis palmata

Prairie Coreopsis, Coreopsis palmata

Purple Prairie Clover, Petalostem purpureum

Purple Prairie Clover, Petalostem purpureum

Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

Leadplant, Amorpha canescens

Leadplant, Amorpha canescens

One of the many photographers the wildflower walk and shoot today

One of the many photographers that attended the wildflower walk and photo shoot today!

Wisconsin Native Wildflowers and Shrubs July 5, 2014

22 different Wisconsin native wildflowers and shrubs blooming on July 5, 2014. Most images were taken at the Retzer Nature Center Waukesha County Wisconsin. A couple others were taken on private property in Waukesha County Wisconsin.

Butterfly Plant, Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Plant, Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Compass Plant, Silphium lacinatum

Compass Plant, Silphium lacinatum

Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa

Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

Meadow Anemone, Anemone canadensis

Meadow Anemone, Anemone canadensis

Leadplant, Amorpha canescens

Leadplant, Amorpha canescens

New Jersey Tea, Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey Tea, Ceanothus americanus

Prairie Cinquefoil, Potentilla arguta

Prairie Cinquefoil, Potentilla arguta

Angelica, Angelica artopupurea

Angelica, Angelica artopupurea

Showy Tick Trefoil, Desmodium canadense

Showy Tick Trefoil, Desmodium canadense

White Wild Indigo, Baptisia leucantha

White Wild Indigo, Baptisia leucantha

Purple Prairie Clover, Petalostemum purpureum

Purple Prairie Clover, Petalostemum purpureum

Pale Purple Coneflower, Echinacea pallida

Pale Purple Coneflower, Echinacea pallida

Glade Mallow, Napaea dioica

Glade Mallow, Napaea dioica

Hoary Vervain, Verbena stricta

Hoary Vervain, Verbena stricta

Yellow Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata

Yellow Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata

Lance Leaved Coreopsis, Coreopsis lanceolata

Lance Leaved Coreopsis, Coreopsis lanceolata

Prairie Coreopsis, Coreopsis palmata

Prairie Coreopsis, Coreopsis palmata

The start of blooming Culver's Root, Veronicastrum virginicum

The start of blooming Culver’s Root, Veronicastrum virginicum

White Yarrow, Achillea millefolium

White Yarrow, Achillea millefolium

Butterfly Plant, Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Plant, Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

Meadow Anemone, Anemone canadensis

Meadow Anemone, Anemone canadensis

Butterfly Plant, Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Plant, Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Showy Tick Trefoil, Desmodium canadense

Showy Tick Trefoil, Desmodium canadense