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Old 05-27-2020, 07:47 PM   #1
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Sometimes looking for any semblance of a silver lining to the current crisis is well nigh impossible to find, but today I read about one...
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Old 05-27-2020, 08:30 PM   #2
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Old 05-30-2020, 07:25 AM   #3
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That is indeed the silver lining to this mess. I’ve enjoyed seeing stories like this. We joke that Venice got dolphins and NYC got rats. With so many restaurants closed during the quarantine, the rats didn’t have food-filled garbage bags to raid, and have fanned out. Yuk.
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Took a drive in the woods yesterday and scared up a black bear and her cub!
She scurried on out while the cub climbed up the tree in a scritchy scratchy hurry. It was sooooo tiny! What a sight to see. We watched for quite some time then kept on going. Upon our retreat we saw the sow once again ( I'm assuming) leading the little one through the brush as it was no longer in the tree.
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Hopefully, this respite for wildlife did them some good...and the Earth as a whole, too--I'm sure it did.

Although it was never really on my list of places to visit, the views (especially of the coyote with waterfall in the background) make me want to see it. The idea of bumper to bumper traffic makes me want to skip it...that and the idea of not wanting to contribute to the disruption of wildlife.
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I'm curious about everyone's experience sighting butterflies this year. I've barely seen any.
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I'm curious about everyone's experience sighting butterflies this year. I've barely seen any.
Few and far between for me as well--Northeastern Pennsylvania.
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Couple sulphurs visiting the cole crops. Only a handful of others, a monarch, a painted lady, a little blue one... that's about it so far.
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Just had my first monarch about an hour ago. Hey actually saw him fly into the yard from who knows where, but he knew where he was heading - right to the cluster of milkweed, which is in bloom!!! Literally one hour ago - my first of the year. I hope she leaves some eggs behind!!!
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Old 07-23-2020, 08:23 AM   #10
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I'm curious about everyone's experience sighting butterflies this year. I've barely seen any.
I've just recently started seeing them here in my West Michigan yard/garden (yarden ). I'm seeing monarchs and swallowtails, but not as many as I'm used to seeing.
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