Sunday, July 31, 2011
A few posts ago, I brought up the issue of what seems to be unnecessary roadside mowing. A friend and colleague classes such over-ambitious activity as "recreational mowing." On our morning bike ride today, we were favored with American Goldfinches as they picked through the seeds of prairie sunflowers. This is the prize we can have if we leave the country and highway roadsides to their capability to flower and attract wildlife. The goldfinches fly along with us as we roll along, intermittently perching and pecking out the seeds. Stopping to take better closeups, I was allowed to watch within a few feet of this goldfinch as it picked through the morning groceries.