Milkweed & Monarchs

We spotted our last Monarch butterfly about a week ago as it assumably was passing by on the way to overwinter in Mexico. It stopped in to dine on our flowers before heading on its way south. One of the things we still have blooming profusely is tropical milkweed–Asclepias curassavica. Many experts now say toContinue reading “Milkweed & Monarchs”

Greeting from Monarch Waystation #31399

So much of the natural environment is at risk these days. The Earth is seeing the rapid reduction things from bees to glaciers and it often feels like nothing can be done. The entirety of the problem is too much for one person, one corporation, club, NFP, or government, but maybe if just one smallContinue reading “Greeting from Monarch Waystation #31399”

A rare bee siting

While enjoying the blooms of a buddleia I noticed this lovely bee on one of the flower clusters. The bright green of the bee and soft lavender of the flowers were a beautiful compliment to each other. And for once nature cooperated, the green bee sitting still while I fished out my phone to getContinue reading “A rare bee siting”