A trip to the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area is one my favorite summer traditions. We visited one night this past weekend at 7 pm, when the sun was still high in the sky. The heat had dropped into the 80s, and the bees were buzzing around, happily snacking on the towering sunflowers. This Montgomery County treasure includes 30 acres of sunflower fields that are intended to support local wildlife. On our visit this year, the flowers seemed a little past peak, the tall heads drooping, and some petals were dark or falling off—it made me wonder if this is how the local flash drought had left its mark. But even though the flowers weren't perfect, they were still stunning.