Thursday, July 9, 2009

Big Weed

This is mullein. It's a huge weed.It's often found growing along side the road. I don't let it grow because it's pretty. It has small yellow flowers and big hairy leaves. I let it grow because the goldfinches and chickadees love the seeds. It gives me a chance to watch them from just outside the living room window. It's like having a bird feeder without any effort on my part. The only effort required from me is pulling out the small seedlings growing in places where I don't want this large plant.Ed usually gets the job of uprooting this monster in the spring and hacking it up so it will fit in the compost.

It was a lovely day today , perfect for my sister Sylvia and I to walk around the high meadow. We were lucky enough to see a chestnut sided warbler. It was a new bird for both of us.

1 comment:

Clunette Chicks said...

Hi! I was wondering if you have figured out what this weed is?? I have 'stolen' the heads of several to put in my wildflower garden (basically a very large area I allow to grow wild for my ducks - lol). I can't seem to find any information on it anywhere!! Thanks!!