Following Barb's Outdoor Hour Challenge, we searched for goldenrods flowers and found some last night during our walk with Orion. We brought a small branch home and today, we decided to look for more. I read part of the Handbook of Nature Study's page on goldenrod, especially the part about the cities!
The kids thought they had seen goldenrods near their "fort" by the farmer's field. We took a walk after lunch, taking Orion along.
We found many goldenrods cities! We didn't notice all the insects at first on the goldenrods, only when we stopped for a couple of minutes and looked at them, then we saw all the visitors!
During our nature walk, we found some other interesting things (we didn't touch any of these)..
A dead mouse
What we think might be owl pellets (can anyone tell us if we are correct or not?):
and a fuzzy catterpillar:
We saw lots of wasps too:
Here are a few more photos from our nature walk (with some asters too, even more asters around us than goldenrods!)