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Black Swallowtail, Tiger Swallowtail and Monarch Caterpillars

This summer is the first time I run into all three caterpillars in the backyard.

A couple hundred milkweeds means monarch eggs and caterpillars are somewhere out there. 100 more words


Crazy for Caterpillars!

An integral part of the Monarch film is to show the connection between wildflowers and caterpillars. Emma, Pilar, Atticus, and Meadow were fantastic with the caterpillars and a huge help with the project.  27 more words

Home And Garden

Not an Empty Nest for Long!

After releasing my three hand-raised monarch butterflies on Aug. 21st at 8:30 AM, I felt very empty and bereft, to say the least.  I cleaned and bleached the plastic container and mesh butterfly habitat that I had used for them and dried them out in preparation for putting them away.  260 more words


The Monarch Story Continues

In my last post, I told about finding three tiny monarch caterpillars on my milkweed and bringing them inside to raise by hand.  It was astounding how quickly they grew!  355 more words


Monarch Update

Good news from Monarch Watch.  The number of Monarch Butterfly sightings and egg count have increased.  It is not as high as in the past, but the population has grown this year.  80 more words


Macro Monday - Monday Milkweed

My last summer Monday. One more hike and bike ride. A few more pictures will be taken then its back to school for me. More importantly, I go back to aid in giving sight to the blind, communicating the light my eyes receive to those who cannot receive light. 145 more words

Nature Photography

Autumn is Coming

Fall will soon be here, and everything seems to be in a hurry.

It’s a cool, windy day.  I have to confess, I don’t know my birds.   120 more words