Late Sunday morning in early September. I walk along our unpaved road next to the Snake River. The sun is hot, grasshoppers whir and click, bees drone and American goldfinches call to each other in the aspen grove. Small stands of native sunflowers (Helianthus tuberosus L.) dot the roadside. In a single group of three plants, also known as Jerusalem artichokes, I spot four species of native bees, two species of wasps, several ladybird beetles, a goldenrod soldier beetle and a northern crescent butterfly. Here’s a sampling:
Well done, Beth! It is so cool to follow your observations and see the miniature world that exists all around us and yet is seldom noticed. This is beautiful!
Thanks for making time to read it, Lisa!
Love the blog.
Thank you, Connie. I’m glad that you enjoy it!
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