(gs) …enjoying summer 22 (August)

…enjoying summer 22

a single egg here
then another single egg
there, the Monarch lays

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While at a Butterfly farm I learned that a Monarch butterfly
lays one little white egg at a time on a single host plant leaf.
I allow Milkweed to grow on the sides of my yard and while
mowing watched a Monarch flitting at her task. When she
flew away I carefully turned one leaf over and there it…was.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_butterfly
If you go to the bottom of the link the first photo is of an egg.

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(gs) …enjoying summer 21 (August)

…enjoying summer 21

accidentally
disturbed a fire ant nest;
I smell their warning

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_ant
Note: At least in my area when a nest is disturbed the ants
release a chemical that is both a signal (I guess) and a
warning to the invader.

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(gs) …enjoying summer 19 (August)

…enjoying summer 19

not Alvin, Simon
or Theodore – under the
birdfeeder they dine

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipmunk
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_and_the_Chipmunks

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(gs) …enjoying summer 18 (August)

…enjoying summer 18

blankets of webbing
covered with dew is this where
the fairies have slept?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegenaria_domestica
Barn Tunnel weaver spider

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