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?
Monarch butterfly on purplecone flowers (Echinacea purpurea). Actually a photo from early August.
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), this is in an area seeded to a prairie restoration.
Gayfeather, maybe dotted (Liatris punctata)?
Sagewort (Artemisia frigida) white plant and Wild Licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota). Brown burs are on the wild licorice.
Roundhead lespedeza (Lespedeza capitata). Not much color but our cows will nip the flowers off.
Since we are in Nebraska, here is our State Flower – Goldenrod (Solidago).
Another goldenrod, stiff or rigid (Oligoneuron rigidum). These flowers were covered with mating lightning bugs.
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.