Peterson Natural Area is located in Mecosta County near the intersections of Angling Road and 180th Avenue. The property is approximately 79 acres in size and consists mainly of former farm field with small areas of woodland. A stream runs through the center of the property. Peterson Natural Area is a great place to see (and photograph) some of our spectacular late-summer wildflowers.
Here are a couple photographs that I took at Peterson during a trip last August.
|Apple tree, Joe-pye Weed, and goldenrod|
|Horsemint or Dotted Monarda|
|Katydid on Joe-pye Weed|
|Cut-leaf Coneflower and Joe-pye Weed|