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Forum: Butterflies & Moths 09-16-2018, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Gloria
One more in the evergreen. OK, two more . Here's...

One more in the evergreen. OK, two more . Here's one in the tall helianthus.
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 09-16-2018, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Gloria
I find monarch butterflies all over the garden...

I find monarch butterflies all over the garden this year.
Forum: North American Native Plants 08-29-2018, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Gloria
Picture taken in our back garden today - 8/29/18...

Picture taken in our back garden today - 8/29/18 . I cut this vine back to the ground every year and pull out any shoots that try to escape. Does not get very big but berries well on the arch and ...
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 08-26-2018, 11:27 AM
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Posted By Gloria
Monarch on liatris this morning video

Every day since the Liatris cylindracea began to bloom it has attracted monarch butterflies. I planted three plugs last year and still have over twenty young plants in pots that I started myself...
Forum: Bug Us (help identifying bugs) 08-24-2018, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Gloria
https://bugguide.net/node/view/377

https://bugguide.net/node/view/377
Forum: Bug Us (help identifying bugs) 08-24-2018, 02:09 PM
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Posted By Gloria
So after a bit of reading I realized that it is...

So after a bit of reading I realized that it is late in the season for the duskywing to be either Dreamy or Sleepy (I like those names though). Here is one that flies in August. A hard butterfly to...
Forum: Bug Us (help identifying bugs) 08-23-2018, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Gloria
Dreamy Duskywing or Sleepy Duskywing?

I thought it was a Dreamy but it could be Sleepy . What do you think? It was on marigolds in a container with prairie dropseed.

I think I put this in the wrong place. but hope it gets seen.

...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 08-21-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By Gloria
Turtlehead and a bee

Video
In our garden today. You can hear the buzz.

https://www.facebook.com/jeannie.davis.756/videos/10215853883012922/
Forum: North American Native Plants 08-21-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 2,365
Posted By Gloria
I took seed from it last fall and winter sowed...

I took seed from it last fall and winter sowed them. Very successful. Let me know where to send the seed.


Cylindrical Blazingstar
Liatris cylindracea

Video from our garden
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Forum: Butterflies & Moths 08-20-2018, 07:58 AM
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Posted By Gloria
We have been seeing more monarchs than usual in...

We have been seeing more monarchs than usual in our garden this summer. Butterflies and moths in general have higher numbers per species but I think number of species is down unless I am missing...
Forum: North American News and Current Events 08-18-2018, 12:06 PM
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Views: 44
Posted By Gloria
To be fair to Wired they did add another article...

To be fair to Wired they did add another article covering the native bees.

https://www.wired.com/2015/04/youre-worrying-wrong-bees/?mbid=social_fb
Forum: North American News and Current Events 08-18-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By Gloria
Bees , Monsanto, the dark side.

Very interesting article. But it does not (as usual with these articles ) address the huge number of native bees, most of which are solitary not hive bees, that have to survive pesticide use on...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 08-16-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 150
Posted By Gloria
That is awesome! I should have that...

That is awesome!



I should have that book.
but I was not thinking beetle...
Forum: North American Native Plants 08-16-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 2,365
Posted By Gloria
The ironweed and perennial sunflowers are now in...

The ironweed and perennial sunflowers are now in bloom in the back garden. Pollinators are everywhere.
Forum: North American Native Plants 08-16-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 184
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Posted By Gloria
Now they have started blooming in earnest. ...

Now they have started blooming in earnest.

Cylindrical Blazingstar
Liatris cylindracea
Forum: Biodiversity 08-16-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 274
Posted By Gloria
Great information on previous post KC Clark. It...

Great information on previous post KC Clark. It pays to do a bit of exploring.
Forum: Biodiversity 08-16-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 274
Posted By Gloria
Plaintain narrow leaved was not on the original...

Plaintain narrow leaved was not on the original list but was at the endangered species site. It is listed as a plant the eggs and caterpillar have been found on and surviving, in some places. It does...
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 08-16-2018, 08:08 AM
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Posted By Gloria
KC Clark, I like reading some of these old...

KC Clark, I like reading some of these old threads. Woody plant life is important to our gardens. Just one tree can supply so much more than any of even the largest perennials.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 08-15-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 100
Posted By Gloria
What do bluebirds eat?

Does knowing specifically what birds eat and feed their young help you decide what to plant and how to design your outdoor spaces?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shVA_OHOsbg&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Biodiversity 08-05-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 274
Posted By Gloria
That is why any list should be a guide line to...

That is why any list should be a guide line to get you thinking. A list can never be all inclusive even when very local. People that only buy from nurseries and garden centers have a much narrower...
Forum: Biodiversity 08-05-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 274
Posted By Gloria
The caterpillars of the butterfly Vanessa...

The caterpillars of the butterfly Vanessa atalanta (Red Admiral) feed on the foliage of Pennsylvania Pellitory and other members of the Nettle family.
I don't plant it but always leave it growing...
Forum: Biodiversity 08-05-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 274
Posted By Gloria
Very good observations by all. Thank you. ...

Very good observations by all. Thank you.

There are a couple of not so good choices on the list and it would have been nice if the list used botanical names to avoid confusion. There are also...
Forum: Biodiversity 08-05-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 274
Posted By Gloria
Not Queen Ann's Lace which is sometimes called...

Not Queen Ann's Lace which is sometimes called wild carrot .


Daucus pusillus / American wild carrot sometimes called small wild carrot. I agree that planting it might not be the best option...
Forum: Biodiversity 08-04-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 274
Posted By Gloria
A bit more information on the Baltimore...

A bit more information on the Baltimore Checkerspot larval host. The information above is correct but a bit more complex. Plus habitat is very specific.

Rare, Threatened and Endangered Animal Fact...
Forum: Biodiversity 08-04-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 274
Posted By Gloria
"What is a caterpillar garden? " you ask.

Nice plant list...

https://savvygardening.com/flowers-that-attract-pollinators-not-about-grown-ups/
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