© 2021 Luke T. Bush
PLATTSBURGH CITY, NY Aug. 26, 2021
Last year volunteers cleaned up downtown, cutting grass growing through sidewalk cracks, picking up trash, making the area more presentable.
But some volunteers removed some goldenrod growing near Macdonough Monument. Maybe they thought it was ragweed. Goldenrod is beneficial to a number of insects including Monarch butterflies.
But the goldenrod refused to die and it grew back this year, providing food to a variety of insects. This meant I could once again do closeup photography of bees, wasps, locust borer beetles, and even tiny ambush bugs.