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.
Naturalist and author Larry Weber reminds us that the fog and dews that we often see in August make for some amazing spider web views in the mornings. That said, we've had less rain this month than we should have. Mushrooms and berries are on the scene, the sphinx moths are out and about, and sunflowers, aster, goldenrod and arrowhead are gracing our landscape as well.
(Larry Weber doesn't get to be an expert naturalist by sitting on his couch. But if he's doing to be on the road, once in a while, he's going to be without cell service. That's what happened this morning, but Larry called in at 9:00am to apologize, to remind us that August is still awesome, to watch the Perseids this weekend, and that by the time he joins us next week, chances are Hawk Ridge wi
Some things that fly are starting to think about migration (bird, monarchs), some are thinking about starting families (goldfinches), some things with leaves (sumac, Virginia creeper) are thinking about fall color and some things that like walks (Larry Weber) are starting to think about spiders, shorter days and berries.
Between the fall wildflowers, the 45 different kinds of goldenrod that grow in Minnesota and the blackberries, suffice it to say that when he's out driving, Larry Weber's attention is everywhere BUT the road!