Labor Day is a good day to reflect on life and the work we put into maintaining our natural environment when sometimes people all around us seem to continue be so unconscious of its importance. Take the time to get outside today and just savor nature and the web of life of which we are so blessed to be a part.
There are a few Cupplant (Silphium perfoliatum) in my prairie which didn’t get knocked down by the fallen trees. Two Goldfinches are enjoying a late summer treat of seeds before they start shedding their bright yellow colors. The one to the right is kind of hidden by the Cupplant blossoms, but if you look closely you’ll see its tail pop out. Hope you’ve been enjoying your three-day holiday, just like these guys certainly are!