We've heard about "hummingbird moths" but hadn't seen one in person before. This one (maybe 2?) hung around our flower bed for quite some time this week. Here's my best picture and a video. … [Read more...]
First Successful Monarch 2022
We have had 2 Chrysalis hanging for little over a week. I've nicknamed them "Soul" (on the swamp milkweed known as "Soulmate") and "Iris" (on the Iris). Soul was formed a little over 24 hours before Iris and I expected Soul to emerge any day now. I had the camera on Soul this … [Read more...]
Monarch Watch 2022 Update – 4 exciting days!
7/18/2022 Daily Journal Since the 2nd monarch caterpillar we've seen was hanging in the J on this plant yesterday, last night we left the GoPro out on Night Time Lapse all night taking a picture every 5 minutes. The battery died sometime in the morning, but we narrowed it … [Read more...]
Spider – Possibly a Cross Orb Weaver?
This spider is interesting! July 17th was the first night I observed it. It had a fairly intricate web it's a little difficult to see on the video. It is located on the dark side of my pole barn. It was doing really well catching various flying bugs and wrapping them up as seen … [Read more...]
Steve has been checking out lots of wildflowers around and wanting to document them. Here's some of his recent finds and sightings (including a couple of bonus monarch caterpillar pics he took that I hadn't posted before). Some we've identified and some we have not. I'll try to … [Read more...]