This is the time of year to see Closed (Bottle) Gentian at Bass River in Ottawa County Michigan. Here is what we saw on the first day of September.
This is where the gentian live.
I'm pretty sure this is a Gray Treefrog. Check out the book Michigan Frogs, Toads,and Salamanders by James Harding.
Nodding Ladies' Tresses
Purple Gerardia (Gerardia purpurea) we saw lots of these, very nice.
Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens) or is it a
Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris)?
Aphids, yellow ones.
Another fun day a Bass River Rec. Area!