Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Morning in the park

Great Blue Heron in morning fog

Flower by pond's edge
(Purple Loosestrife?)

Early morning fog on the pond got me out with the camera yesterday.
Shortly after taking a picture of the heron I noticed this pretty purple flower by the pond's edge that was nicely backlit.  Unfortunately it looks like it may be a highly invasive species; Purple Loosestrife.  Even though it is a pretty flower, loosestrife can rapidly degrade wetlands and choke out fish and wildlife habitat.  

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