November 17th, 2014
Walton County, Georgia
These are culms (stalks) of an agressively spreading species of bamboo – Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea). This particular stand is kept in check by annual mowing. Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) will build nests and raise young in these bamboo stands and White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) will bed down in a stand.