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Monday, August 8, 2022

An Explosion of Scoria Lilies in the Badlands: Rain Makes All the Difference

I'm home from the Badlands of North Dakota. Rain makes all the difference. In my lifetime, I've seen it this green, but not for a good long while. After these years of drought, the wildflowers are exploding. I don't remember seeing so many scoria lilies (10-petal blazing star, aka Mentzelia Decapetala in the southern badlands before). 

Oh and Lazuli Buntings everywhere. 

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