Category Archives: Field Notes

Lay of the Land

Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday

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Lazy Gardening

Gardening for wildlife involves embracing a messy garden– chewed leaves, piles of brush, reeds left standing through the winter. But the benefits are many– birds eating unwanted insects and butterflies flitting about, bees buzzing and pollinating your fruits and vegetables. … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday

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White Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar

These caterpillars seem to be everywhere at this time of year. While they are not poisonous, they can cause a stinging rash. Best to look, not touch! from Snopes.com: “The hairs on the caterpillar are long and bristle-like and spread … Continue reading

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Latest Hatch

Following up on my “It’s a Girl!” post from three weeks ago, my last two Monarch butterflies emerged from their chrysalises. Yesterday, a male (mid-rib vein dots on lower wing) and today, a female. They are beautiful and healthy, off … Continue reading

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