OUR VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHER Bruce Leander loves to get close to the flowers, grasses and trees that grace our landscapes. We recommend taking some time to get up close to our world’s fascinating plants too. Doing so will provide you with a completely new perspective. In the meantime, here are a few of his recent pics to get you inspired:
The flower of this plains coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria) is like a bulls eye for pollinators. Note the pollen on the central disk flowers.
Scarlet rose-mallow (Hibiscus laevis) with little pink balls of pollen easily visible on the stamens.
Stick-leaf (Mentzelia oligosperma). Also called chickethief! Those hairs will stick to just about anything. You have been forewarned…
A European honey bee (Apis mellifera) visits Jamaica saw-grass (Cladium mariscus ssp. jamaicense) flowers in the Courtyard.
A fuzzy black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) unfurls.