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Old 07-25-2014, 02:14 PM   #161
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:45 PM   #162
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Thanks for the link. The little bug at the end was cute.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:51 AM   #163
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I forgot about that little guy.
I know because I do it, but often wondered if the article was created simple enough to follow.
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The article was simple enough for me.

I have no picture, but we had our first ever Carolina Wren in the yard. That song was unmistakable and sure wish he stayed around. We are not the right habitat, so I was surprised he was here at all.
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I guess I could have posted a photo of another species. From inside, I would occasionally see Barn Swallows swooping around outside the north windows. I never could figure what that was about.

Coming home one evening, I saw what they were doing. (Thank you for the link on the other thread, Havalotta. See? I did it!)
Today I Saw (Birds Including Raptors & Hummers) ~ 2014-windowswallows.jpg

Ah, I sure will miss these fellows when it gets cold; they've been so fun to have around. I already am missing some of our birds' songs. I would wake every morning to the cheery song of the Orchard Oriole. They must've left now.

Here is a year-round bird for us. We knew Goldfinches liked sunflower seeds, but they like the greens, too. This Maximilian sunflower was from the bare roots I planted this spring.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:32 PM   #166
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Coming home one evening, I saw what they were doing. (Thank you for the link on the other thread, Havalotta. See? I did it!)
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Here is a year-round bird for us. We knew Goldfinches liked sunflower seeds, but they like the greens, too. This Maximilian sunflower was from the bare roots I planted this spring.
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YEY!

I haven't seen any goldfinches since they first returned. Last week the Echinacea blossoms opened up and there they were!!!!
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I definitely miss having purple coneflowers. Mine only lasted a few years then disappeared. Have others had the same experience?
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At my parents, they had a cluster of them, and now only 1 small one remains. There are indications of underground animals, so maybe they ate the roots.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:40 AM   #169
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So far, mine have been multiplying rapidly. I removed bunches of them yesterday to make way for the may appples. I've had the echinacea in the bed out front for years and years..So far so good in the shade of the Cherry tree but not so productive as those by the pond in full sun.

Underground animals ha? I frequently see a little mole in the pond bed. Dark black-silvery shiny fur. Cute to watch but wont be if he starts killing things. I figure he's found his way down into the hugulculture beneath and is having a ball creating tunnels between the decaying logs and debri.
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Moles are fine, economically I can just plant more seeds and they will come back. Or a free clearing to change the bed. Go with change instead of against it.
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