In the afternoon, we were asked to collect flowers (given permissions) from the botanical garden and learn some techniques back in the lab.
I took some photos as I go along collecting flowers that interest me - mostly small or dioecious flowers, since my project focuses on Shepherdia canadensis.
I came across a small stream and saw several birds taking bath in it. Below are some Common Grackles having a nice bath.
MBG has a beautiful collection of irises in their Iris Garden. It attracts many visitors and photographers every single day we walked past.
Flowers are amazing.
This is by the Gatekeeper's House. I thought it was interesting to show the first flower emerging.
A small sweat bee with its head bowed down.
One of two Canada Geese hanging around the lake.