Oops - I missed hiking this weekend due to other engagements, but this evening I decided I should go out and see how the prairies were looking. Mt. Vernon prairie had been cut (looked like sometime in the last week or two), so I headed down to Woods prairie which is fairly close. Despite the warm air and lack of rain there were still a few flowers that looked fresh.
This is a sunflower of some kind or other. (I'm behind the flower holding a drop cloth to keep the sun out of the lens and to darken the background.)