Photo: Chicory Flower

Today was a cooler, overcast Saturday and I had planned to take the kids out on a hike at a local “park” that is more like a wilderness area with trails and a few lakes. Our challenge while out on our “hike” was to identify any flowers, bugs, leaves, or animals that caught our attention. The first thing we came upon was this chicory flower.

Obviously, we saw other things (including an anthill, water skating bugs, and quite a few “pill bugs”) but I managed to capture a decent photo of the pretty purple flower, as my daughter called it.