Backyard Almanac: goldenrod doesn't cause allergy symptoms, just car accidents

Aug 24, 2018

Enlarge the photo and take a good look: this nighthawk is scooping bugs into that big mouth!
Credit ©Steve Kolbe. Used with permission

August, announced Larry Weber this morning, is one of his 12 favorite months.

He talked migration at Hawk Ridge, where the counters are hard at work, the fabulousness of spiders, how a mayfly hatch is a good indicator of clean water, and how come he's the guy driving so slowly and gawking at the goldenrod by the side of the road.

Mayflys hanging out in Duluth's Craft District
Credit ©Bryan French. Used with permission.