Thursday, 28 August 2014

Fields Of Gold

These days uncultivated, open areas are awash with gold. Goldenrod flowers.

Although scorned by dairy and cash crop farmers as a weed, this showy perennial is cherished by beekeepers as a late season nectar and pollen bonanza.

A late summer banquet for pollinators.
Plumes more lovely than nuggets of gold.

Honey bees harvesting the bounty.

A young honey bee drinking up nectar.

This flat-topped specimen is a Lance-leaved goldenrod.

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