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new beginnings

Knowing that I am friendly to diverse life forms, local friends and neighbors frequently drop off plants in pots, unwanted or extra seed packets, cuttings, and even bugs in jars (hopefully with holes in the lid!) 222 more words

Plants

predator and prey among chard blossoms

It lurks among the flowers of the Swiss chard. This assassin bug waits quietly, alert and ready to pounce. It sees me, which makes it hard to photograph because it keeps moving around to the far side of the stalk. 303 more words

Garden

many-flowered feverfew

This healthy feverfew plant (Tanacetum parthenium) (Wikipedia) sprang up last winter from a random seed right at the end of the stone walkway. 124 more words

Plants

just an ordinary fly?

There it is, resting on a leaf. Looks like an ordinary housefly, (Musca domestica), but it might not be. The family Muscidae ( 137 more words

Critters

two kinds of edible seeds

When the pea pod dries, it unzips itself, revealing the light green peas. The ones shown here will be allowed to drop to the ground naturally, maybe to sprout or maybe to serve as food for some lucky critter. 54 more words

Plants

everlasting cudweed

Also known as Jersey cudweed, this noble little plant (Helichrysum luteoalbum) (Wikipedia) has some of the most interesting flowers in the garden. 118 more words

Plants

two gorgeous flies

There are estimated to be more than 200,000 different species of flies, midges, gnats, and mosquitos in the world, but only about half of them are known and described. 393 more words

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