Nature Notes ~ Summer 2017
Christmas in June?
During my walks on Cherry Creek Trail, I'm amazed at the summer magic all around!
Sunlight sparkles on the early morning dew and looks like tiny holiday lights on the grasses and plants along the trail.
The taller grasses have bright yellow ornaments hanging from them just like little Christmas trees.
Hooray! Summer's here!
Invasive plants can sometimes out compete their native neighbors and here is one plant in the West we can help weed from our natural areas. It's leafy spurge. You can volunteer with your local native plant society, county extension office, or conservation organization to help with invasive plant management. Let's help the natives thrive! Like the yellow pea!
Good-bye spurge! We have to make way for yellow pea and the rest of our native wildflowers!
On a recent visit to Evergreen, it was wonderful to see everyone out enjoying nature. There were families having picnics, kids playing in the water, people hiking. It brought a smile to my heart!
It's time to take a dip in the ocean, a nearby lake or river, or Bear Creek in Evergreen!
Have a beautiful summer! Now let's get out there and celebrate nature!
With love and appreciation for the natural world, I'm inspired to share how plants and animals are connected to one another, to their ecosystem homes, and to people around the world. I bring into visual form the concept of biodiversity and the unity of all life. I hope my art helps you feel your own special connection to the land, the water, and all precious life on Earth. In our connection, lies hope. ~ Rebecca