Wildflowers of Starved Rock
There are over 225 different wildflowers that bloom at Starved Rock State Park. In 1982, I took my final exam in Botany here (I was a student at Illinois Valley Community College). I always admired my professor's knowledge of the many types of flowers and ever since then I have longed to learn more. Each time I capture a beautiful image I am amazed. When we find a flower that has NEVER been seen here before, it teaches me that nature is ever-changing, not just from season to season, but from year to year as true evolution takes place. To see this as part of my job is truly a gift. I take these photos to share what is not commonly noticed or dwelled upon, but beautiful, absolutely beautiful.
Jun 4, 2010