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

 

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.
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3 Responses to Wildflower Walk and Photo Shoot at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha Wisconsin on July 13, 2017

  1. Annie says:

    What a beautiful selection, Jim. It was just yesterday I mentioned to Paul, the fact that we should take pictures of the wildflowers too….not just the birds and deer!! We have some orange wild lily that I need to look up. THanks for sharing, as always.

  2. Karen Weiss says:

    Gorgeous , you got some unusual ones , like rattlesnake master . Nice job , it’s hard to take a pic of a flower when the wind is blowing.

  3. Ruth Ruddock says:

    These photos are just wonderful, as always. You can make the most simple wildflower look special….thanks for sharing them.

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