Observations on nature and gardening from an Carolina wildlife gardener
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Long-horned beetles (mating) on goldenrod
A wonderful excursion to a private garden capped off (for me) a delightful experience at the Highlands Native Plant symposium. Great folks and an excellent native plant garden - what could be nicer! A great cause to contribute to, for sure.
A meadow visit found a couple of long-horned beetles mating - on a goldenrod inflorescence, pointed out by a biologist friend who was along on the field trip. Way cool!
Our gardens (in the piedmont of SC and the mountains of NC) are increasingly home to native plants, birds, small mammals, and insects of all sorts. My gardening companion (my husband) is equally the gardener in our gardens. Woody, our rescue Golden, is now putting his own stamp on our gardens. He follows his previous fellow goldens (and my former gardening assistants): Mocha and Chessie. They bring life to our gardens.
I reduce the sizes of most images, but they're still bigger than what's seen on the blog (click to enlarge!)
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