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ImageLance
Oct 24, 2011 11:22 AM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
I want to see deed restrictions that say you must include wildlife habitat, limit lawn space and mowing, and no leaf burning! Those deed restrictions, especially in relation to gardening and landscaping, drive me nuts. Fortunately I have none.
Maybe one of those 'certified habitat' signs would help some - National Wildlife Federation and Monarch Watch both have them, I think, and I am sure there are many others.
Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation. The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations.
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ImageLindaTX8
Oct 24, 2011 4:20 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
Well, I finally found a few American Lady caterpillars on the Sweet Everlasting plants! So even though I haven't seen one of the butterflies, at least one has been there!
ImageHenryr10
Oct 29, 2011 8:29 PM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
We had ice this morning and Monarch's flying this afternoon!

We have a NWF Habitat Plaque on our fence.
Our area is older Urban/Suburban and there's not nearly as pressure from HOA's w/in miles of us.
But then you get into the upper 6 figure and 7 figure homes.
They even regulate how long you can have your garage door open and how many cars in the driveway.

Last week we had a few good sightings.
Male and Female Orange Sulphurs.

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That Painted Lady just about lived here all week too!

And a BUNCH of fresh Common Buckeyes are making the rounds.

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This one even gave me a hard to get Ventral Shot.

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“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
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ImageApopkaJohn
Nov 1, 2011 5:13 PM CST
Name: John Mehner
Central Florida zone 9
Viceroy on the blackberry bush
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ImageLindaTX8
Nov 1, 2011 7:00 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
Wow...a Viceroy, John! Haven't seen one in a long time. Ric...love your pics!
One of the American Lady cats I'm raising. About half a dozen are pupated so far.
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ImageKLStuart
Nov 5, 2011 3:57 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Great Idea Lance, I'll have to look into those signs for next year... excellent in fact. Maybe it would even prompt anyone interested into asking about it!

Missing the butterflies here, its getting to be steadily cooler now instead of the wild fluctuations we were having. Oh well. Time to start collecting the last seeds and getting ready for the Hog Wild Seed Swap (anyone interested, check out Ella's Garden for the site, new participants are always welcome, and I've gotten the majority of my seeds for my gardens from this swap for 3 years now!)
ImageLindaTX8
Nov 10, 2011 5:16 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
I've been raising the American Lady cats. Now it's graduation time, as the butterflies emerge and fly away...here's one of them.
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ImageKLStuart
Nov 11, 2011 7:36 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Beautiful Linda!
Imagemarsue
Nov 21, 2011 6:50 AM CST
Name: Marilyn (Mau)
South-central Missouri-in the
Zone 6b
Beautiful, indeed! I have seen very few butterflies around here this summer and fall. Of course, I don't have much here, yet, to attract them although I did see an EBST flitting around the Rose of Sharon several weeks ago. He was gone before I had a chance to get my camera. I have put in two new flowerbeds with plants that should attract the BF's next spring and summer. I am hoping to see many more butterflies in the coming year. Thumbs up
ImageLindaTX8
Nov 21, 2011 12:07 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
Build it and they will come..eventually! Big Grin
Imagemarsue
Nov 22, 2011 7:19 AM CST
Name: Marilyn (Mau)
South-central Missouri-in the
Zone 6b
So true, Linda! I am excited about the prospect of having another butterfly garden in the spring! Thumbs up Hurray! Smiling
ImageLance
Nov 25, 2011 7:26 PM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
I have most of my yard planted in wildflowers and other gardens and they do indeed come! Lots of wondrous color with the birds, flowers and butterflies.
Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation. The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations.
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