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.
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.
That Painted Lady just about lived here all week too!
And a BUNCH of fresh Common Buckeyes are making the rounds.
This one even gave me a hard to get Ventral Shot.
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
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!)
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.