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Forum: Aquatic Animals 05-08-2019, 02:47 PM
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Posted By turttle
Wow! I get nervous enough helping snappers across...

Wow! I get nervous enough helping snappers across the road. I am glad none has ended up in my pond. Too bad they donít make turtle tongs like my snake tongs.

If you ever do it, have someone video...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 04-08-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By turttle
I was watching a large bumblebee in the leaf...

I was watching a large bumblebee in the leaf litter in my perennial garden today. I couldnít figure out exactly what she was doing. Thanks for the article Gloria!
Forum: Rain Gardens 04-03-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By turttle
Hi, Jack and Havalotta. Do you have to empty your...

Hi, Jack and Havalotta. Do you have to empty your pond for the winter, there in the frigid north? Sounds like a lot of work.

Dap, an alternative to netting, given the leaves more blow in rather...
Forum: Rain Gardens 03-14-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By turttle
Hi, dap! The one trick with a stream or...

Hi, dap! The one trick with a stream or waterfall in a deciduous forest is to get really good netting and put it up when the acorns start falling, here about 2-3 weeks before the leaves), and leave...
Forum: Rain Gardens 03-13-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By turttle
Ionizers in small ponds

Hi, yíall. I am having my pond and stream cleaned out for the first time in ten years, and the guy is trying to sell me an Ion-gen to cut down on string algae. The algae is a bit unaesthetic but not...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 09-02-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By turttle
Very cool video. It ought to be titled, ďwhat do...

Very cool video. It ought to be titled, ďwhat do bluebirds feed their young?Ē I see bluebirds in my poke berry gorging themselves.
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 09-02-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By turttle
Baptisia is slow growing. Some of mine have come...

Baptisia is slow growing. Some of mine have come from seeds of the first one, others from small plants s bought at the botanical garden. They really like a lot of sun. Mine got decimated a few years...
Forum: Cryptogams 09-02-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,198
Posted By turttle
It has been wet and warm here. Lots of fungi. No,...

It has been wet and warm here. Lots of fungi. No, I am not planning to eat any of them!
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 08-22-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By turttle
They also like tall indigo Bush, Amorpha...

They also like tall indigo Bush, Amorpha fruticosa, and Baptisia spp. I donít have black locust but routinely find their caterpillars rolled in leaves in my Amorpha and Baptisia.
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 08-01-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By turttle
Oak leave midge gall ...

Oak leave midge gall

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Forum: North American Wildlife 06-26-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By turttle
I am glad I donít have bears here. Just a raccoon...

I am glad I donít have bears here. Just a raccoon who empties my squirrel buster feeder every night if I forget to bring it in. At least he doesnít destroy the pole or feeder!
Forum: Bug Us (help identifying bugs) 06-25-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By turttle
Butterflies donít usually lay eggs so densely...

Butterflies donít usually lay eggs so densely packed on a single leaf. I would bet on a beetle or bug. Very cool!
Forum: Help Identifying Plants 06-10-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By turttle
Tree, invasive?

Can any of you identify this? It is definitely a Woodyard shrub or tree, but I donít know what it is and I have many coming up. If it is native I may leave a few but it is acting invasive.

The...
Forum: North American Native Plants 06-10-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,790
Posted By turttle
45792Woodland sunflower, H. divaricatus, with...

45792Woodland sunflower, H. divaricatus, with friend


Bushís Poppy-mallow45794

Pickerel weed and Sweetshrub and Spiderwort
Forum: North American Native Plants 06-04-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,790
Posted By turttle
These are mostly just past bloom now, photos from...

These are mostly just past bloom now, photos from a few weeks ago.

White ball of flowers is Atlantic nine-bark. This is the first year it has bloomed.

Atamasco lilies. Pitcher plant. Close...
Forum: North American Native Plants 06-04-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,790
Posted By turttle
I had great blooms on my V. Acerfolium, and they...

I had great blooms on my V. Acerfolium, and they are full of berries. They are only two years old. My other viburnums, prunifolium, dentatum, nudum, havenít done nearly as well. I now know what kind...
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 06-04-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,458
Posted By turttle
I love your cool moth photo! I have way...

I love your cool moth photo!

I have way fewer butterflies this year. I think they got hurt by the late April freeze, and washed out with the 13inches of rain we have gotten in the past few weeks. ...
Forum: Herps 05-01-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 51,320
Posted By turttle
I love spring too. I have skinks and roads...

I love spring too. I have skinks and roads rustling in leaves all over my yard, and my pond is full of tadpoles. Snakes are waking up too.

I have a black rat snake living behind/between the...
Forum: Herps 04-27-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 51,320
Posted By turttle
Northern watersnake in my pond

Northern watersnake in my pond
Forum: North American Native Plants 04-17-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,790
Posted By turttle
Weedy fields, that is why I live in the South! It...

Weedy fields, that is why I live in the South! It did snow a little first week of April, but it didnít stick and now I have leaves and flowers all over. Of course, our summers are awful!

I am in...
Forum: Biodiversity 04-15-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By turttle
Very cool bee house! Someone put it up by the...

Very cool bee house! Someone put it up by the pollinator garden on the Hillsborough River Walk, maybe ten miles from me. I want one!

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Forum: Woodies 04-15-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By turttle
Very cool! Consider them art.

Very cool! Consider them art.
Forum: Herps 04-15-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,173
Posted By turttle
Linrose, I have had toads courting since mid...

Linrose, I have had toads courting since mid February with tadpoles obvious by early March. My lizards were all out about a week ago, and my bullfrogs are calling. I found my northern water snake...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-17-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By turttle
I have ten inches of snow since this morning and...

I have ten inches of snow since this morning and it is still coming down. I have a dozen juncos, at least six bluebirds, and assorted titmice, chickadees, Carolina wrens, downy and red bellied...
Forum: North American Native Plants 11-19-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By turttle
I have let it grow up the trees in my woods. It...

I have let it grow up the trees in my woods. It is happy doing so, though it doesn't get the really nice fall color unless it gets sun.
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