Today I was fortunate to once again visit the Welsch Nature Preserve to photograph the shadows of two endangered plant species: shooting star (Dodecatheon meadia) and cream wild indigo (Baptisia leucophaea). Thank you Clifford Welsch for pointing them out to me! Their shadows were easy to capture in the bright sun, but I also snapped the images below to help me identify them again later.
The prairie looked completely different from last time I visited. Not much was above a foot high and only a few species were blooming. However, Clifford assured me that come July, the prairie would be filled with plants and bursting with color.