On Sunday afternoon, I was walking around the edge of the yard, really looking for caterpillars of the Swallowtail butterfly. We've seen their caterpillars before and in the morning I saw a few adult swallowtails, so I was just out looking for something cool. I first saw it … [Read more...]
Monarch Season Begins!
After last year's learning and successful raising of a monarch butterfly we have been anxiously awaiting seeing them back again! Last year we had 2 cultivated milkweed plants, a variety called "SoulMate". This spring, both came back, but one got damaged during an early spring … [Read more...]
Recent Yard Sightings! Beetles, Snakeskins and more
We've been seeing some interesting things here in the yard, here's a few recent sightings! … [Read more...]
Invasive Japanese Beetles
Last year we saw a few of these beetles. This year, they were EVERYWHERE. covering some chokecherry bushes. We would squish them because they are invasive, but there's just so many. According to the MI DNR, they are pervasive across the state now and their spread is no longer … [Read more...]
First Butterfly on our Butterfly Feeder!
This year, we added a 2nd hummingbird feeder, a LOT of flowers and also a new butterfly feeder. We had so much fun with the milkweed and the monarchs last year. We are hoping to attract more butterflies and more varieties this year. This is our first butterfly to visit our … [Read more...]