(Fans of Tiger King, this is not going to be what you think it is. You’re welcome to stay and learn about swallowtails.) The second week of August, there was a little ‘poop’ on a leaf of chokecherry in my yard. I brought it inside to a butterfly pupation tent. As it was the only… Continue reading How to Raise a Tiger
Every year, I gush about the rose-gold light that precedes August sunsets. A few years ago, I learned that is the time of day when I might catch glimpse of a sphinx moth in the garden. It’s usually only once per season that my path crosses with a flight, and it’s pretty darn magical. In… Continue reading August Fliers
“Pyoop” ‘n’ “Poop” The next post this week will highlight some really cool fliers. Come back to check it out! [Scientific note on today’s post: Both swallowtail cat’s have been in one pupation tent. Cherry leaves are a food source for Tiger Swallowtails; the Eastern Black had been feasting on Queen Anne’s Lace. When it… Continue reading Milk Bottle Monday
It’s been raining lately. People often say when the sun is shining, “Isn’t it a beautiful day?!” It probably is. And it’s also often a beautiful day when it’s raining. Because rain isn’t a “problem.” Rain tonight means I am typing this instead of picking tomatoes. Both are great and give me a happy. The… Continue reading Oh, No! Ohhhh…Cool!