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Gardening is a nice little hobby to have; it helps you relax and puts a little more green in this world. My mother had a small garden she used to tend to when I was a kid. 712 more words

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Butterflying in Dooars

As we glanced through the book ‘Butterflies of Gorumara’, it suddenly dawned upon us that Oct had 4 holidays (due to Dussehra & Mohram) falling within the same week! 2,125 more words

Warm fall days in the Passion Flower leaves

With these warm days, we still have active Variegated Fritillary caterpillars around the neighborhood. And they must be getting enough to eat!

This monarch chrysalis is well on its way to maturing, too!

Backyard Habitat

Gather Ye Nectar While Ye May

A Gulf Fritillary sips the last bit of nectar from the fading flowers in my front yard.  Olympus EM-1 and 75-300 at 300mm, handheld but resting on the porch railing.


The Gulf Fritillary

This afternoon we had a gulf fritillary  visiting our milkweed plants in the front yard. Here are a couple of photos from the butterfly. 11 more words