I think Zari appreciates me as a naturalist, but isn't too happy with me as a photographer. This is right as she noticed the ferns among the cattails.
None of us present knew the identity of this wildflower. A little digging turned up "swamp cinquefoil," Comarum palustre, found in wetlands throughout the northern part of the northern hemisphere.
I appreciate the reassuring messages on the boardwalk.
I hadn't thought about it before, but I guess they must trim back the cattails that come up through the boardwalk.