Last week in the garden: August 1-7, 2022

Facebook memory: Goldfinches eating seeds (July 28, 2021) 2021: the Goldfinches are starting to eat seeds from plants in the garden. It is fun to watch them swaying on stems, and doing acrobatics to reach seeds. They are also frequent visitors at the stream. I guess eating so many dry seeds makes them thirsty. 2022: … Continue reading Last week in the garden: August 1-7, 2022

Last week in the garden: July 25-31, 2022

Butterflies were the highlight in the garden this week. In addition to a few Monarchs, we saw an American Lady, a Great Spangled Fritillary, a Black Swallowtail (no photos), and lots of Cabbage Whites. American Painted Lady butterfly (July 25, 2022) Today, this American Painted Lady butterfly was laying eggs on Field Pussytoes by the … Continue reading Last week in the garden: July 25-31, 2022

Last week in the garden: July 17-24

This post covers an 8-day 'week'. Between the horrid hot, humid weather and preparing for a garden tour, I didn't take many photos until the end of the week. The highlight was finding several Monarch caterpillars, and other insects, on milkweed plants while I was looking for more 'cats'. Facebook memory from last year: Monarch … Continue reading Last week in the garden: July 17-24

This week in the garden: July 10-16, 2022

The sunny, hot weather is drawing lots of birds to the stream. When I'm not watching birds, I've been mulching and watering recently planted shrubs and native plant seedlings to get them though the heat wave. Wet Red-eyed Vireo (July 14, 2022) There are at least 2 Red-eyed Vireos 'bathing' the stream. These photos prove … Continue reading This week in the garden: July 10-16, 2022

This week in the garden: June 19 – 25, 2022

Young birds were the highlight in the garden this week. The only birds that nest in our yard are sparrows and American Robbins. However, once baby birds leave their nests, other bird families visit our yard. It's been quite hot and humid, so there's been lots of activity at the stream too. Bees visiting New … Continue reading This week in the garden: June 19 – 25, 2022

This week in the garden: June 12-18, 2022

This week I had more time to sit by the stream, so I took lots of photos of birds. The highlight was a small flock of Cedar Waxwings that hung around the yard eating berries and visiting the stream. Sick Swamp Milkweed plants (June 12, 2022) I continue to battle Milkweed Yellows Phytoplasma, a bacterial … Continue reading This week in the garden: June 12-18, 2022