The Season of Mums
Birch leaves on the mat
Now I've been playing in the woods since I was a kid and I have NEVER seen these milkweed beetles before. Like I said, even nature seems to be acting strangely lately. Does anyone know what they are? I'll have to google it. It's a milkweed bug nymph. Who knew?
The maple leaves are changing early this year.
The ubiquitous, invasive Japanese Knotweed
Goldenrod has a bad rep as a trigger for hayfever, but the color is spectacular.
Even the knotweed can put on fall colors.
Another unexpected phenomena: cabbage worms in the fall. Usually the moths lay their eggs on tender young cabbages and broccoli in early summer. This summer was free of cabbage worms, till now. Go figure.