Montana Outdoors

July 26, 2007

Mullein and knotheads

Filed under: Birds, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — montucky @ 7:26 pm

This late in the summer there are not many new flowers blooming around here but this plant has just begun. The plant itself is ugly but the blossom is pretty (at least I think it is) and people for many centuries have used it for all kinds of medicinal purposes.

Mullein

Mullein

This little lady finds the Mullein useful however. She’s a Hairy Woodpecker and is getting lots of insects and I don’t know what else out of the stalk.

Hairy Woodpecker, female

While on that subject, here are a couple males of the species, I think a father and son.

Hairy Woodpeckers

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