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Old 06-08-2014, 05:42 PM   #1
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Hello all,

This is a little late in coming, but the June 2014 POM contest is now officially opened:


School is almost out and, I don't know about you, but we've had a taste of summer with an unusual amount of sunny days lately...along with some hot temps! With birds nesting, babies fledging, butterflies reappearing...and lots of blooms, you should have no trouble finding subject matter...so let's start posting photos!

Post up to five photo entries here! June photo entries will be accepted through July 5th. Good luck!
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:52 AM   #2
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Hello wildlife gardeners! Where are your photo entries? I'm sure there is a lot going on in your gardens. I hope to see your photos here soon. Thanks!
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:58 AM   #3
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Here's one.

Grasshopper Nymph on Ohio Spiderwort
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Cool thanks rockerboo
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Here's one.

Grasshopper Nymph on Ohio Spiderwort
How cool!

Great colors, too.

I don't think I've ever seen a grasshopper nymph before--not that small/young at least. I doubt I'd have known what it was. Very cool!
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I'm new here and I'm not sure if I'm doing this correctly. I hope I have attached 3 pics. The first should be Silene virginica. Two is Rhododendron calendulaceum and 3 may be (I hope) Actaea pacypoda. Well, here goes.
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I'm new here and I'm not sure if I'm doing this correctly. I hope I have attached 3 pics. The first should be Silene virginica. Two is Rhododendron calendulaceum and 3 may be (I hope) Actaea pacypoda. Well, here goes.
Welcome aboard, back40bean!

Yes, you were able to post the three pictures (as I'm sure you've already noticed). I remember when all of this was new to me...I'm sure there are still some tricks I need to learn.

Very unusual petals on your Silene virginica--at least mine never looked so toothed/jagged.

As far as I can tell, the 3rd does look like Actaea pacpoda (I had to do an image search since my knowledge of botanical names is somewhat sporadic. Looks like what I call "doll's eyes" to me.
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I'm new here...
Hey, I almost forgot...being new and all, you may want to post a little introduction here http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...urself-please/.

I'm so glad you found us.
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After getting Sage's permission, I thought I should share why she is not around to host the Photo of the Month (POM) contest this month.

She fell and broke her shoulder. She is in an immobilizing cast and recuperating at home with pain meds and physical therapy. What a trooper; she PM'd me to make sure I started the POM thread for her! With all that had happened, she was still focused on her duty. I, on the other hand, hadn't signed in for at least a week and missed the message!

Many thanks to WG Admin and EllenW for stepping up and resolving this.

We can all share our well wishes with Sage here: http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...tml#post146289
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I found this interesting, I haven't seen one of these before!

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