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Old 05-21-2011, 09:35 PM   #31
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Prickly-Pear in Pennsylvania? (Say that three times real...awww, never mind.) I assume it's potted unless there are some very hardy cultivars out there. Cactus and Pennsylvania are two things I don't often associate together.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:13 AM   #32
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Shoot we can grow them even in Michigans zone 4.
I never knew they spit out so much pollen! Nice close up Buluc.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:35 AM   #33
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Shoot we can grow them even in Michigans zone 4.
I never knew they spit out so much pollen! Nice close up Buluc.
Huh, who knew? (Apparently a whole bunch of people who aren't me.)
The photo I took was of a wild one near the Sevilleta NWR. I believe it was a Porcupine Prickly-Pear (Opuntia erinacea).
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Prickly-Pear in Pennsylvania? (Say that three times real...awww, never mind.)
Believe it or not, I did. I'm weird that way, in case you all didn't notice that yet. (...and with no mistakes either, I might add)

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I assume it's potted unless there are some very hardy cultivars out there. Cactus and Pennsylvania are two things I don't often associate together.
The prickly pear was growing in some flowerbeds left by the previous owner. Although I've never seen it growing in the wild, I had read about it and knew it was native to the Mid-Atlantic states (and elsewhere around here, too, I'm guessing). I was surprised too, that there is a native cactus on the East Coast...I really should look into it more. Not sure it is locally native, but I believe it is from a few counties south of us.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:17 AM   #35
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:18 AM   #36
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There are many insects that demonstrate this behavior; I first observed this as a young lad on our farm when I saw grasshoppers would eagerly devour one of their brethren if it had been badly injured. Also, there is at least one species of dragonfly that readily attacks other dragonflies - see Dragonhunter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:06 AM   #37
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I took this today. This one turned out the best.

This is the first butterfly I've seen in a while. ~smile~
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:51 PM   #39
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Thanks, dapjwy. I saw some butterflies when in the southwest but none here yet. Of course I've been away a lot. I'm sure they're here. I have seen dragonflies though.
I might as well include this one of a grasshopper nymph (thank you suunto) from earlier this month in NM.
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I might as well include this one of a grasshopper nymph (thank you suunto) from earlier this month in NM.
Definitely...that is a really cool little bugger.
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