A Prairie of Queen Anne’s Lace at the Union Bay Natural Area

August 9, 2012

A trail through the Union Bay Natural Area

The wet prairie of the Union Bay Natural Area is studded with Queen Anne’s lace.

The Union Bay Natural Area is a calming oasis in the heart of urban Seattle.  It’s adjacent to the Center for Urban Horticulture and the Elisabeth C. Miller Library.  The looped trail takes you past a wet prairie studded with Queen Anne’s lace and cornflower-blue chicory.  There’s a pond, the shoreline of Lake Washington, lily pads and cattails.

Meadow with Queen Anne’s lace

Looks like a trap for insects!

A fork in the trail

Looking up — a lacy silhouette

Cornflower-blue chicory lining the trail

A place for a peaceful ramble

Great blue heron on the pond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses to “A Prairie of Queen Anne’s Lace at the Union Bay Natural Area”

  1. John's Island Says:

    Just found your blog this morning and it is wonderful. Very nice design and I really like the style. Your photography is excellent. Your blog is one of those rare finds that I can use as a sort of benchmark to help me improve my own. Hope you will stop by John’s Island where your comments would be most welcome.

  2. Chris Says:

    I love to use Queen Anne’s Lace in bouquets when the flowers start to curl up…they look like little, bird’s nests to me! 🙂


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