With fall approaching, will share some recent photos from our farm.

Through the summer we noticed a few Monarch butterflies.  Our pasture contain a nice stand of milkweed which Monarchs need to complete their life cycle.  Just this past week the number of monarchs have increased.  They are preparing for migration?

purplecone flower monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly on purplecone flowers (Echinacea purpurea). Actually a photo from early August.

prairie restoration new england aster

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), this is in an area seeded to a prairie restoration.

dotted gayfeather

Gayfeather, maybe dotted (Liatris punctata)?

Sagewort (Artemisia frigida) white plant and Wild Licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota).  Brown burs are on the wild licorice.

Sagewort (Artemisia frigida) white plant and Wild Licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota). Brown burs are on the wild licorice.

roundhade lespedeza

Roundhead lespedeza (Lespedeza capitata). Not much color but our cows will nip the flowers off.

Goldenrod

Since we are in Nebraska, here is our State Flower – Goldenrod (Solidago).

stiff goldenrod

Another goldenrod, stiff or rigid (Oligoneuron rigidum). These flowers were covered with mating lightning bugs.

easternti ger swalowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, a dark female. We did see some males earlier in the summer.

We hope you enjoyed these photos displaying different colors from our pasture.

Feel free to stop by if you would like to stroll the grasslands.

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