Posted on 24 October 2011 by Bill Hilton Jr.
Each October, one of our favorite natural pastimes is to venture into a patch of Goldenrod to see how many pollinators and predators we can find. "This Week at Hilton Pond" we located--and photographed--some little arthropods we'd not encountered before, including a spider species we've been seeking for years. To view our latest "Ode to Goldenrod" photo essay, please visit the installment for 11-21 October 2011 at http://www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek111011.html
While there don't forget to scroll down for a list of all birds banded and recaptured, including some fall arrivals from the far north. There are also a few miscellaneous nature notes.
Happy (Autumn) Nature Watching!
Bill Hilton Jr. is an award-winning educator-naturalist and executive director of non-profit Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History near York, South Carolina USA, where he has banded more than 56,000 birds since 1982. He is the only scientist studying Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) on their wintering grounds in Central America. Check out his Web sites for Hilton Pond Center at www.hiltonpond.org and â€œOperation RubyThroat: the Hummingbird Projectâ€ at www.rubythroat.org