On a single thistle

With all the other wildflowers long gone to seed a single thistle along the side of the road reminded me of one of those photos of the lone remaining watering hole in the Serengeti attracting animals from near and far for a nice cool drink. Only this thistle attracted the remaining nectar and pollen lovers in the area including skippers galore, whites and several alpine butterflies which all gathered to get that one last sip of nectar before summer slips away.

8 thoughts on “On a single thistle

    1. Hi Paula, well yes the thistle here has the same reputation. We have endemic varieties which were part of the native landscape however we also have invasive varieties that seem to spread very rapidly. So it mainly depends on which species of thistle is in the garden.

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