Dry grass for winter, sounds like popcorn popping in the sun
No leaves left, berries turning brown
Really late sighting for this species!
Also in the photo: stink bug
Black beetle, a little less than 1 inch long, found in my garage (actually, it was caught in a spider web - my daughter insisted that I save it).
Round beetle about 1cm long, black with red coloration, found on milkweed plants.
We used to get monarch caterpillars on our milkweed (it was planted to attract them), but this year the monarchs never came and we got these beetles instead. I have been finding them on the plants throughout September, but this observation was from the end of the month.
Moth on goldenrod