|A skunk exploring our backyard.|
Four things happen in our backyard every August that let us know that summer is quickly coming to an end and the fall season is a mere few weeks away.
1. These beautiful yellow flowers bloom along the fence.
|They are called Jerusalem Artichoke, a part of the sunflower family.|
|We hear the roots are edible, but we prefer the Goldfinches eating the seeds.|
|A juvenile fueling up for his first trip south.|
3. Skunks make our backyard their favorite hang out! (Good thing we don't mind them)
|Checking out the flowers.|
|Three of the sometimes five that have been around.|
|Walking through the pollinator garden.|
|Our ground bird baths become the skunks local watering hole.|
|I posted this one because I think it's pretty.|
|They all seem quite happy in our backyard!|
|Papa (top middle) over seeing 3 feeding.|
|Two enjoying a bath while Papa watches.|
It's been a great summer in our backyard for the wildlife and for us.