We revisited the prairie tonight. Here's an update on the changes in scenery:
The gray headed coneflower is blooming profusely, as is the purple coneflower.
There's a little monarda (bee balm) here and there...As well as a great collection of "this and that!" You'll again see black-eyed daisies, and some blackberries! Something for everyone.
And this was the sight we beheld as we were readying to leave...
This was definitely worth staying for! Even if I did end up finding a total of 9 wood ticks climbing outside (and inside!) my clothing. Nothing shady about ticks... just very sneaky.