Backyard

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I haven’t been anywhere recently.  But the backyard has a few interesting little things, and as dusk draws near the temperature drops just enough to make it very pleasant outside.  Celebrate!  Water some plants and then take some photos!  What … Continue reading

Just Briefly, Monarch Caterpillars

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I am quite amazed.  It is mid-August now and there continue to be Monarch butterflies laying eggs on the milkweed plants.  My first plant grew enough to have flowers about a month or two ago, there were many eggs which … Continue reading

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars

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Just a brief update.  The original milkweed plant has been stripped bare and yesterday all the caterpillars abandoned the plant.  They were moving very fast, they were on the ground, or the fence, or on neighboring plants, looking for FOOD.  … Continue reading

Ladybugs vs Aphids

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Today I was finally able to get some ladybugs for the yard.  My milkweed plant has aphids, I battle them every day and hoped that the ladybugs would help me with this.  Wow, I was quite surprised to see how … Continue reading

Milkweed Flowers .. with ??

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My one milkweed plant has been in bloom for a week or two.  I’ve not seen any butterflies, much less a monarch, anywhere near it.  Until today.  I spent over an hour watching as a monarch fluttered around it, fluttered … Continue reading