Tag Archive | Goldenrod

The Last Big Harvest

The Last Big Harvest

Fall is the time of year when goldenrods brighten the fields and roadsides with showy yellow blossoms. It is the time for the last major harvesting of nectar and pollen by bees, wasps, migrating butterflies ¬†and many other insects. Nectar gathered by bumblebees and honeybees will help these insects survive the winter. Pollen is also […]

In Defense of Solidago!

As I walk along the edge of the woodlands in my Florida community on this autumn day, my attention is focused on two plants growing side by side. Both are in full bloom, one with golden-yellow flowers and one with plain greenish blossoms. One is responsible for causing miserable symptoms of hay fever; the other […]