A Wildflower Tour of the Pasture

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These are not bleuets- they’re something mint-related and very plentiful in the field

 

 

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Clover- very nutritious for sheep and very good for pasture health.
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The only butterfly willing to be photographed today. Those suckers are fast!
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These look like asters, but are blooming much earlier than asters do in my general experience.
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Indian Paintbrush is not diminished by being slightly out-of-focus.
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Not sure what these large and pretty flowers are either. My birthday is in October if you want to get me a wildflower guide! Just kidding- no pressure.

Just a little taste of what is in bloom in the pasture right now.  I wish I could also record the birdsong going on.  I am listening to a Bobolink  singing right now, and we have phoebes, yellow warblers and common yellowthroats nesting and singing here.  Jake and Priscilla are hoping that some bluebirds have taken up in their bluebird boxes.  The sheep are grazing – not much news there except that the largest lambs are surpassing the smallest adults in size.

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The girls, eating grass and frequently flowers.