A Walk Through a Michigan Meadow

We are fortunate to live within a 5-minute drive of Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve. It’s a 42-acre area of woodlands, wetlands and native meadows. The native meadow has become an Autumn favorite. It’s rare to find a nature area that looks better in Autumn and Winter than Summer, but a native meadow is one such place.

I had the day off work today and decided to spend as much time as possible outside enjoying my favorite native meadow. Here are a few photos from today’s walk. I hope you enjoy the view as much as I did.

Michigan native meadow plants including wild sunflowers, milkweed, and rudbeckia


Rudbeckia seed heads


Michigan native plants at Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve


Rudbeckia seed heads and native Michigan grasses


Milkweed seed heads in a native Michigan meadow


Black-Eyed Susan with a single gold petal


Amazing texture seen in meadow grasses


View across the native meadow at Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve

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