Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunflower Tunnel - Reading Public Museum

IMG_1086a, originally uploaded by Berks_Awhile.

In August I learned that the Reading Public Museum created a sunflower tunnel.

It's the first year of a project where they arrange and layer varying heights of sunflower species in parallel rows. When they mature the tall ones will lean over forming a tunnel.

The bees and finches were loving the new food source too.

Of course, a visit to the museum wouldn't be complete without a stroll along the stream through their arboretum.

Mockingbird - Middle Creek Wildlife Reserve

Mockingbird, originally uploaded by Berks_Awhile.
Every August, I make a point to visit the Middle Creek Wildlife Art Show and reserve.

The visitor's center has colorful gardens full of insects, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Below the visitor center is a large wildflower field loaded with great photo subject matter too. Also close is a large lily pad covered pond with numerous species of dragonfly's and frogs.

This mockingbird buzzed me numerous times as I was taking macros in the wildflower fields. I guess she thought I was interfering with her collecting.