|« Cliff Swallows Building Nests at Nature Boardwalk||Let’s Get “Emberizeddy” to Rumble »|
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
What's Blooming at the Zoo?
Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis, is flowering now at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Each blue flower lasts one day and has three distinct petals. The plant species is larger than normal this year thanks to consistently moist soil. The yellow blooms in the background of this photo belong to coreopsis, a.k.a. “blazing star”—the start of a truly big flowering show.
Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo
By transforming the South Pond into Nature Boardwalk, Lincoln Park Zoo has created an urban ecosystem in the heart of the city. Enjoy a virtual view as native plants and animals establish themselves in this rare refuge.
As Lincoln Park Zoo’s director of horticulture, Brian oversees the zoo’s gardens, from bud to bloom.
As coordinator of wildlife management, Mason chronicles the bugs, birds, fish, insects, mammals and more that make their homes at Nature Boardwalk.
Your support helps conserve endangered species around the globe. Give today to make a difference.