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#1 Dsmith74

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:50 PM

Just a few phone snaps while out and about this weekend.

Plenty of insect activity:


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We cut down this maple last fall and now it's a butterfly magnet.

By the way, is it just me or are Admirals everywhere this spring?

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Nice camouflage. Good luck with your ambush.


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Classic complimentary color scheme.

If you're eating that Eleagnus umbellata tell your friends.


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Not sure what you're doing in there,

but based on that frozen mess it looks like

I won't be fishing quince out of the pond this year.


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You I could do without.


Also a few insect removers:


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Hi guys!


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Leapin' Lizards!

Well, scrambling anyway.


And a few miscellaneous:


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Nobody steals my wheel rims with

Campsis security on the case


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Took this ash down last fall too.

Can you spot the structural defect?


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Biggest crop ever and I didn't

get to roast a single one!



#2 carolm

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:37 AM

Its not just you--the red admirals are in a frenzy this year!

#3 Janet Macunovich

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:48 AM

Love looking at your photo walk. Thinking about printing it out as a story book, "See who we can find in the garden", better than the cow-pig-sheep books I've been reading to our granddaughter, for sure. Seems like a lot of people miss the life all around them out the back door.

#4 Cricket

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:24 PM

Total BUMMER :o I paid $9 for 12 oz. and they fall at your feet...

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Biggest crop ever and I didn't
get to roast a single one!

We've experienced the usual bumper crop of Admiral's this year - along with new additions of eastern and black swallowtails, and a first - one ragged looking great spangled fritillary that spent the better part of an afternoon flitting in the violet patch - hopefully laying eggs... :)

#5 Dsmith74

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:55 PM

I still see the spicebush swallowtails hanging around. I was afraid my drastic reduction of the sassafras population might cause them to disappear, but on reflection I suppose even with my clearing there is still a LOT of sassafras around.

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Nearly every daisy had a lurker out in the old hayfield.

Nice and fat, too, so they must be successful.

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Hopefully, with the lily pads filling in, the kingfishers and herons won't be fattening on my fish.

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Hello, hawkweed!

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Goodbye, grapes!

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