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Backyard Wildlife

I never know what I might see when I walk out my back door.

One day a juvenile horned owl stopped to search for a tasty morsel in the marsh. 102 more words


latest news from the garden

In the beginning of the spring, I was so hopeful that the garden would be producing enough vegetables to feed us for the year.  Quite a few of the results are in and thanks to a cool, wet spring and a hot, humid summer (all above the norm), we would go hungry if the garden was our main source of vegetables.   587 more words


Finding Balance

This weekend I noticed a disturbing presence on my milkweed. It is what I believe to be the Oleander Aphid. I started researching what to do about it, and short of chopping the plant down and throwing away the infested stems and leaves, there were a couple of things I could do to try to decrease the population of these nasty little squatters. 335 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Precious Few

“After a ten-fold drop in the population of the eastern monarch butterfly population over the last decade, a 2016 study predicted an 11%–57% probability that this population will go quasi-extinct over the next 20 years.” Wikipedia… 255 more words


Emerging Monarchs

As a follow up to my previous post, I should have posted these photos in mid April when I took them, but alas here they are!   102 more words

The Earth Deserves More Than Just One Day A Year

“Please educate someone about the birds and the bees, because without bees, humans become the canary in the coal mine, and we make bad canaries because we’re already such sheep.” …

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One Milkweed to 38 Monarch Caterpillars

The ONLY plant that monarch caterpillars can eat is milkweed.  There are many varieties, so it’s best to buy the ones that are native to your area if you’re interested in helping the monarch butterflies reproduce.   335 more words