The crown vetch leaves are starting to curl in on themselves; most of them in the ditch are about done flowering.
Prairie coneflower with spider
This is goldenrod too, I believe. This isn’t what normal plants look like. If I’m not totally smoking crack about what’s going on here, this rosette formation is the result of gall mite infestation (I wrote about this late last winter and have pictures of this formation as it looks in the winter here).
Walking through the ditch sent a multitude of tiny grasshoppers and crickets of all shapes and sizes flying.
This pendulous grass I like to take so many pictures of.
Can’t get enough of that sumac
Is this some kind of viburnum, I wonder?
Another view of the maybe-viburnum. I remember it had white flowers. I should mention that I think that pretty much every unfamiliar shrub with white flowers is a viburnum. That’s how I did so poorly in the final exam of a spring and early summer flowering tree and shrub ID class. I HATE YOU, VIBURNUM.