A Walk in the Woods, Wisconsin Nature

Late Spring and Early Summer Blooms

Great Waterleaf Schlitz Audubon

Mid-June is a great time to experience late spring and early summer blooms. We are far from the peak of wildflower season, but there are a great variety of delicate and bold colors to find while attentively hiking. The birds that have stayed past migration are now here for one reason: to breed. The males are claiming territory and defending these areas with incessant vocalizations, including songs and calls.

Not pictured: a Great Crested Flycatcher calling near the pavilion.

Visit this week and catch the last of the spring flowers and the beginning of summer!

Walk in the Woods Great Waterleaf Schlitz Audubon

Great Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum appendiculatum) a Wisconsin Special Concern plant.


Spiderwort at Schlitz Audubon, early summer blooms

Spiderwort, (Tradescantia virginiana) a native plant, can be found blooming at the Center along the main walkway to the building or in the median near the Welcome Booth.


A walk in the woods at Schlitz Audubon Daisy Fleabane

Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)


Walk in the Woods Canada Anemone Schlitz Audubon

Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)


Walk in the Woods Virginia Waterleaf Purple Schlitz Audubon Walk in the Woods Virginia Waterleaf White Schlitz Audubon
Virginia Waterleaf, (Hydrophyllum virginianum) purple and white variety.
Walk in the Woods Virginia Waterleaf light purple Schlitz Audubon
Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum) light purple.
Walk in the Woods Golden Alexander Schlitz Audubon
Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea)
Walk in the Woods Buttercup Schlitz Audubon
A member of the Buttercup family.
Walk in the Woods Jacobs Ladder Schlitz Audubon
Jacobs Ladder (Polemonium reptans)
Walk in the Woods Silverweed Schlitz Audubon
Silverweed (Potentilla anserina)
Silverweed Schlitz Audubon
The underside of a Silverweed leaf. This silvery feature is how this plant gets its name.
Walk in the Woods Silverweed Schlitz Audubon Walk in the Woods Foxglove Beardtongue Schlitz Audubon
Entrance at Schlitz Audubon and Foxglove Beardtongue (Pentstamon digitalis).
Prairie Trillium Schlitz Audubon
Prairie Trillium (Trillium recurvatum). This flower is in its late blooming period, therefore much darker than if seen earlier in spring.
Walk in the Woods Wild Columbine Schlitz Audubon
Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
Gray Catbird Schlitz Audubon
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) singing.
House Wren singing Schlitz Audubon
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) singing on the lower terrace.