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Old 06-08-2010, 10:00 AM   #21
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:15 PM   #22
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I used some of your March 30th entry for some friends of mine. I printed it off and handed it to them and then I went to your friend's blog on ecological gardening and printed off one of her entries for them.
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:03 PM   #23
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Today it has been cloudy after a lot of rain early. So the pollinator activity at the Rattlesnake Master/eryngium yuccifolium slowed enough to make it possible to get a few pictures.

If you would like to see todays "Rattlesnake Master Pollinator Information" check out my wildlife garden blog ...

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Photos and information are wonderful, Gloria.
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:35 PM   #25
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Thanks Hedgerowe. In the bright sun and heat it was hard to get pictures plus there were so many huge wasps that it seemed unwise to disturb them. Today there were fewer and activity was less frantic so I took a chance. No stings.
Some of the insects were so tiny it was impossible to get pics with my camera. But you can get the idea and the rattlesnake master just looks cool.
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Thanks Hedgerowe. In the bright sun and heat it was hard to get pictures plus there were so many huge wasps that it seemed unwise to disturb them. Today there fewer and activity was less frantic so I took a chance. No stings.
Some of the insects were so tiny it was impossible to get pics with my camera. But you can get the idea and the rattlesnake master just looks cool.
Rattlesnake master looks WAY cool, Gloria. I am going to try to learn a little more about it. I know I've seen it before, and liked it, but your photos have given me a little case of plant lust, they are that good. Thanks!
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:18 PM   #27
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Rattlesnake master is doing great in my garden in NC as well, and marsh eryngo - Eryngium aquaticum - is also cool if you have wetter soil. The flowers are very similar but the foliage is less spiky. All the pollinators seem to like both.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:39 PM   #28
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Thought everyone might enjoy reading a bit about bats again. This was written before the current problem with a fungus killing off hibernating bats but the information provided is solid still. Bats in the garden are a good thing, right?

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Gloria,

Thanks for the link.

I've been thinking about creating a place for bats to roost in the tree trunk that I left standing and plan to have carved. From the link on creating snags, it sounds like slots could be cut upward into the wood to provide a place for them to roost.

Now, after reading about how they drink...I'm hoping I can create a long enough expanse of water in my (future) largest pond to make it useful from them. Thanks for more food for thought.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:22 PM   #30
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I could not add the winter pictures of our back garden to Wildlife Gardeners forum today so they are at pollinators-welcome.

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