Tag Archives: Butterflies

Quarter of a Ton Reached!

And I would grow 500 pounds, And I would grow 500 more… Sing that to the tune of the Proclaimers’ I Would Walk 500 Miles and you too could grow more yellow pear tomatoes than you’ll ever need. We’ve reached … Continue reading

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A Festival for a Monarch in the Making?

This is a caterpillar taking a siesta on a dill plant in our yard. Can you guess what kind it is? I apologize that it’s kind of blurry.  (Hint: it’s either a young Black Swallowtail or a Monarch and both … Continue reading

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Got Milkweed? It Gives Me the Butterflies…

I remember the song “Love is Like a Butterfly” by Dolly Parton, so when I see one that song sometimes comes to mind. We’ve seen at least four different butterflies that we could identify in  our yard, but I only … Continue reading

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A Bright Spot Behind the Swing Plot

We wanted a front and back yard that would give an open arms welcome to bees and butterflies. So, in addition to refraining from the use of chemicals that could harm them, we try to choose plants that meet their … Continue reading

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