The garden has all the signs of late summer/early fall. The buckwheats now combine pink and white flowers with orange-brown seed heads. Nice contrasts with evergreen shrubs. Many butterflies, other native pollinators and dragonflies (see below). Come see them this Sun. (8/14 - 1:00-4:00) or next Sat. (8/20 - 1:00-4:00 p.m.). These pictures are from 8/13/16.
|Checkered Skipper on Red buckwheat|
|Fiery Skipper sips buckwheat nectar|
|Gray Hairstreak busily feeding|
|Sphex lucae demonstrates some fancy footwork (plant is Feltleaf everlasting)|
|Wasp makes a 'bee-line' for the California Goldenrod|
For a slideshow of Mother Nature's Backyard from 2012 to 2015 see: http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/mnby-through-the-years