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Backyard Almanac
Phenology with local naturalist Larry Weber every Friday morning at 8:20 on Northland Morning. Have a question for Larry Weber? Email us and you might hear his answer on the show!

Backyard Almanac: As the days grow shorter, wildlife starts to prepare for the new season.

Common toadflax, a wildflower also known as "butter-and-eggs" due to its yellow center and light yellow petals, similar in appearance to a fried egg.
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Common toadflax (Linaria vulgaris), a wildflower also known as "butter-and-eggs" due to its yellow center and light yellow petals, similar in appearance to a fried egg.

Naturalist Judy Gibbs joins us this week on Backyard Almanac. Hawk Ridge observers are seeing the end of nighthawk migration, but many bald eagles are passing through these days on their way south. Some wildflowers that you might see out and about include ragweed, as well as butter-and-eggs (aka common or yellow toadflax). The average first day of frost in the Twin Ports area is just a couple of weeks away, so keep an observing eye open for signs of autumn's approach as you head out on your nature walks.