Along fence line. Zoom in, first photo is probably the best photo.
Round and fluffy seed head and flat on the other
Tall and pointy. Native perennial
Three separate piles of fresh scat found in my research plot in deciduous oak woodland near a large pond. Each pile of scat is approximately 3-15 feet apart. Each pile contains 2-3 "pieces" of scat. Scat is found in the older lightly used "grass trails". Very high rodent activity within this research site this week. Last week this scat/activity was not present so it is very new.
This quill just wandered into my garage.