Isn't this cosmo beautiful? And I am amazed at its height! It is a volunteer and just came into bloom around the beginning of October. I love that I can see it from my kitchen window.
We spent some time on Friday morning walking around our area and saw a red tailed hawk, seven turkeys, lots and lots of squirrels. We also visited our animal graveyard (where my husband buries animals who meet their untimely demise on our property) and found evidence of grave robbers. This is a skunk skull, remarkably clean considering it was only buried about four months ago. The kids are trying to dig up more, but the ground was too hard for them to get very far.
And I sure would like to know what this is! My husband found this lower down on our property on Thursday and showed it to me, and I showed it to the kids on Friday. We have found two more in our general area. They all are made on top of fallen trees or stumps, and have at least two entrances, one dug under the log or stump, and one coming up a little distance away. Sometimes field guides are very frustrating! I've had several things I have tried to look up but without any success. And I can't even think of a good way to search for it on Google!