Late Summer Flowers

In bloom in August were BonesetPartridge Pea, and Goldenrod. The flowers of Boneset and Goldenrod are great places to look for insects as they search for nectar sources at this time of year. The Partridge Pea should be watched for Cloudless Sulphur Caterpillars during the next several weeks (September).



There’s still a few Butterfly Weeds in bloom in Catch the Wind; check it for hairstreaks and other butterflies.

Silky Dogwood (Cornus), which, at the beginning of this period, had deep blue berries among its dark green leaves, now has none. Brown Thrashers and Gray Catbirds devoured the berries as soon as they ripened.

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