Video ID: es2052 Title: Early Summer Prairie Blazing Star Location: Iowa

Filmed at a rare prairie remnant in Northwest Iowa, the hypnotic swaying of purple Prairie Blazing Star transmits to us a sense of the gentle summer breezes. Persistent Red-winged Blackbird calls establish unseen territorial boundaries. Coneflowers, sunflowers, the sound of insects, a visiting Red Admiral butterfly, birds coming and going in the distant willows, all combine to instill the deeply familiar experience of nature's summer beauty.