As October begins, start listening as the trill of field crickets replaces the nighttime chorus of frogs.
Golden rod and asters are blooming. Goldenrod pollen is nothing to sneeze at - it gets all the blame for ragweed pollen. Asters provide much needed late season nectar.
Snakes den up and find sites to overwinter.
We think about birds that migrate away to the south from the Ozarks, but juncos migrate down from Canada to the Ozarks for the winter.
Trills of field crickets will be replacing the frog chorus in the fading light. Jay Barber tells us that the jumping bush cricket is the last one to sing before winter hits. Tune in to learn its song here.
frost flowers. They are extruded from the base of frost weed (Verbesina virginica) and other plants. You may be able to report a new parent species!
|Blue jay with acorn|
Peak fall colors are coming. These are just a few of the types of oak leaves you will see.