Saturday, August 9, 2014

Coneflowers a Hi!

The growing collection of wildflowers has been a great draw for wildlife, especially birds.  And as these flowers propagate they are providing a rich stock of native seed for birds like the American Goldfinches.  These flowers are in seed mode now and I enjoyed the sight of goldfinches working the Purple Coneflowers hard this afternoon.  That's what they are there for!  And I expect the finches to spread the seed which is an added bonus.  We need more wildflowers in our area.  Everyone won today.  And I hope to install even more natives this fall to enjoy next year.

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