Fall in Southern Ontario means lots of golden glow covering the landscape. Tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima) is a ruderal plant in the Asteraceae that forms large clonal patches blanketing disturbed open areas everywhere. Today, seas of gold stretched out across Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto, which attracted lots of insects, here are some photos:
A bumble bee flying away from goldenrod flowers.
This stunning dragonfly may not have any direct relationship with goldenrods, but perhaps it snags pollinators loaded up with golden pollen. Plus I managed to get the golden glow on the background so it still kinda fits the theme I’m going with here :)
A bee, moth, and fly all feeding on goldenrod flowers.
Get out there and enjoy the glow!