Western North Carolina Nature Writer George Ellison Writes Weekly Nature Column, Oftentimes, About Plants & Their Pollinators

PictureBumble bee on goldenrod. Photo: Nancy Adamson

As wild bees begin to prepare for the winter, those individuals that will “hibernate” to ensure the continuation of the species the next spring, do their very best to gather all of the pollen and nectar they can to fatten up. That’s why fall flowers, like goldenrod, are such welcome sights.

For many years, naturalist George Ellison has contributed a weekly column to the Asheville Citizen-Times, illustrated by his wife, Elizabeth EllisonHere is the most recent column about the many species of goldenrod.

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