July 4 wildflowers

Last week 2 caterpillars that will become tiger swallowtail butterflies helped themselves to our dill. They have not slowed down Dennis’ dill pickle-making, however. He has already made dozens of quarts from a very active cucumber vine this year.

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Walked at the arboretum on July 4. Saw:

Fire pink

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Hoary puccoon

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Butterfly weed

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Spiderwort

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Solomom’s seal

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And in Forest Park this morning:

Bull thistle and lilies

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