October 2014 Cover
Honey bee on a lantana flower. This colorful photo was sent to us by Allan Stevenson. Allan says the plant grows freely in his area and is regarded as a weed. However, in northern states different varieties are often planted as ornamentals. While some varieties are quite attractive to honey bees and butterflies and birds eat the berries, the plant is regarded as a noxious and invasive weed in areas where it has spread unchecked due to its danger to grazing livestock.