August at the Reservoir

Cardinal Flower

Diana Foster

This morning I walked the red trail along the reservoir (picking up the flags from the Native Plant Society's July fern walk).  It was a classic, August morning.  The air was thick and heavy; the sun was out; the cicadas were making themselves known and the dragonflies were everywhere.  One of the things I have missed most during this time of quarantine has been live music and the green frogs seemed to be taking this seriously and "playing" their hearts out, with their "banjo string" songs twanging all along the walk.  One of the main stars of any August walk along the reservoir is the cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis.  I did not have my camera with me today but have this great photo from Diana Foster to share.  Just imagine the green frogs singing in the background.

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