We found lots of wildflowers in Douglas Park’s Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary during the summer of 2017! This slide show includes many of the wildflowers that have bloomed that summer in the park’s meadow and prairie habitats.
These photos were taken from early June through the first few days of August, 2017. The photos include a mix of wildflowers that grew in Chicago before it became a city and flowers that originated elsewhere in the world.
If you want to explore Douglas Park’s wildflowers on your own, this guide from the Field Museum will help you identify them: http://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/sites/default/files/rapid-color-guides-pdfs/cpd_prairies_guide_0.pdf
Go here to see what bloomed in Douglas Park during 2016: https://douglasparknature.org/wildflowers/