Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Silver -n- Goldenrod

The goldenrod has lost its golden curls.
I guess you could say the goldenrod has aged to a silver grey.

There are still a few young bloomers among the sea of old silvery-grey ones.
 Even though few insects are out and about this time of year, some can still be found on these flowering holdouts.

Althought the patch has mostly faded, I think the silvery goldenrods are still a goldmine of nature nuggets.
For example, take note of the variety of goldenrod galls in these two pictures.... plenty of "nuggets" there to keep me prospecting... even in the winter.
Last winter I posted about the Goldenrod Gall Fly larva's winter survival strategy of freeze avoidance.
Presently, I'm working on another post about goldenrod galls...I thought about calling it, "Goldierod and the Three Galls", but that sounds too fluffy for something as intricate as goldenrod galls and their patch.


  1. Awwwww c'mon, you know you want to call it "Goldenrod and the three galls" ! Do it !

    I was out the other day, taking pics of goldenrod dried heads with the sunlight shining through.

    Your images are lovely. Just lovely.

  2. Sybil,
    About the post title...one problem is there are more than three kinds of galls on goldenrod...hmmmm, we'll see.