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#21 Heirloom

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:13 PM

I will plant milkweed this spring and try to do my part. I'm in Iowa, used to see lots when I live on so cal as a kid.


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Posted 16 November 2015 - 12:57 AM

:) the seeds are perfect now nice and dry and trying to fly themselves i spread some seeds that grew in my yard this year lol the one by my door came up again this year and grew about five feet tall :) ackward near the front door but it works

I seen a few butterflys leave to maeco this year :) and we had a long fall with no frost the frost dosnt kill them here but they do not move when they r cold and anything can happen to them when they r like this if protected they will liven up and fly south then but they didnt have that early frost struggle here this year

The milk weed died back before the frost cause they dried out and died late summer with the dry heat we got which is normal for this weed ;)

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:05 PM

Since spring is on its way its time to start thinking about the little creatures in the garden ;)

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:14 PM

Wow there is lots of butterfly's this year acrobats in the air.

I will share some pictures tomorrow .....having issues.....be back later with lots of new caterpillar pictures....
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Posted 07 August 2019 - 07:04 AM

Here is 2 pictures for now I will save the crazy pictures until I get done in the garden

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 12:19 PM

Here is a crazy amount of monarch caterpillars

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 03:22 PM

Me and hubby saved several monarch caterpillars cuz the people who bought this property is building and covered the milkweed plant's... many monarch caterpillars are running out of food....I know I keep saying I should not mess with nature but I could not let them die.....I think we seen a predator u should see it in one or a few pictures blown up so you can see it....

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 03:26 PM

And a few more pictures

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 05:03 PM

Those are some beautiful pictures! I remember seeing monarchs quite a bit when I was a kid in the 80’s and 90’s. Now I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen one, although it doesn’t help that I’m in a city now. I don’t see any milkweed growing around here.
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Posted 07 August 2019 - 05:17 PM

Amazing pictures wild!!! Thank you!!

Where I live, we have plenty of milk weed and Monarchs. It’s nice to see them during the summer
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Posted 07 August 2019 - 11:21 PM

Thanks for sharing I'm hoping that with the amount we saved and the amount we have seen safe on the other plants.... here's hoping that there is lots to have a good fight to fly south..... habitats all over are being destroyed I'm glad people are growing milkweed in their butterfly gardens to bump the amount of monarchs up again it must be working

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:14 PM

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Here is a video of the monarch caterpillars being saved....
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Posted 11 August 2019 - 06:32 PM

A good resource on Monarchs, pests, and other garden varieties to support the monarchs. We have arranged for Kylee Baumie to speak locally as part of the Master Gardners.

 

https://www.amazon.c...ine_cont_book_1

 

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#34 wildedibles

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 08:37 PM

I've been watching YouTube there's some neat milkweed plant's I think they all support monarch caterpillars pretty neat

And ya don't forget open top flowers for butterflies I keep Yarrow around for that and many other reasons like to stop bleeding from small cuts....
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Posted 12 August 2019 - 12:43 AM

Beautiful pics wildedibles! I see your love for nature shining brightly!

I have a large yard- grass. trees, plants, flowers, shrubs. berries. Probably over 200 specimens, though some are the same species the varieties are differing in color or form. You can just about name it if it is perennial and we have it. My wife goes a bit over the top with it :)

On one side and behind is a forested area and the other is about 75 X 300 ft of naturalized growth I dont touch. Milk weed,is prolific in the natural area. I will have to go take a look and see if there are caterpillars or Pupa. I do see them every year here.

My neighbor on that side has a 40 acre field that was previously planted in corn or beans. The last few years and especially now, he has stopped planting allowing it to naturalize. ( He actually gets paid more Govt funding to not farm and do limited cutting of the acreage than he made planting). My weed/plant varieties are slowly creeping into his land as well.

A fav of almost all the butterflies here is tall phlox. Its been blooming for a couple months now, and as long as it rains or we water it will continue.

 

 

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#36 wildedibles

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 03:36 PM

Nice flowers and butterflies

Those flocks I can smell them from here ...you can take one flower and pick and smell it will stick to your nose my fav thing to do with them :-)
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Posted 27 September 2019 - 07:12 PM

I've been keeping my eyes peeled for monarchs lately and have spotted one here and there.  Then today during my lunch break, I went for a walk looking for a good place to meditate and found a bunch of monarchs in a little secluded area near my work.  This one was generous enough to allow me to get close enough for a photo.

 

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:02 PM

Thanks for the bump I've been really busy and found Skye's thread instead of mine...I would like to link them or something...

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:05 PM

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 04:59 PM

Save rare milkweed plant Asclepias prostrata.. This guy likes to rant so I'm warning you let your kids listen j/k you make up your mind I'm not raising your kids lol

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