Around the pond…

Around South Pond in Chicago’s Lincoln Park are prairielands, planted for erosion control of the pond as well as a haven for wildlife. The plants are native speices that once made up the primary habitat for Illlinois, the Prairie State. Today Illinois has less than 10 percent native prairielands. Here a native Goldenrod reaches the end of it’s bloom cycle. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg
Some Black Eyed Susans poke through a bench along the North Pond pathway. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg
Autumn sees Bees busy harvesting as much food as possible. Quite often, in spite of abundant nearby flowers they attempt to join me and share my lunch food choice. Survival is their goal though many think they are just out to bother people. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg
Another yellow prairie native is in process of changing flowers into seedheads helping to guarantee survival of the species. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg
Looking up and to the back of the prairie are Queen of the Prairie blooms; also in thier final stage of bloom. The height of the plant and the flowers do indeed give off a royal statue. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg

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