It was only approximately 3/4 of an inch long. Looking at images of caterpillars found in Texas I couldn’t identify it. Of course since the only two caterpillars I seem to be able to identify are the monarch and the tomato hornworm I’m in […]
Monarch Butterflies Love Our Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly weed)
We have two butterfly weed plants in our backyard and this seems to be the time of the year the monarchs are busy producing new monarchs. It seems everywhere we look we can see monarch caterpillars. The monarch’s and the butterfly weed seem to […]
Birds of a Feather Really Do Flock Together
I like to do the grocery shopping early in the morning, especially during the three months when the ‘Winter Texans” have their annual Rio Grand Valley migration and our local HEB grocery store becomes packed by mid morning. It always amazes my how there […]
A New Monarch Appears
A few days ago Linda noticed a green chrysalis on the side of our chiminea. Today when she checked it, the butterfly had already emerged. Then she noticed a Monarch on the patio. Wings open. Hard to take the photo when its wings are […]
Every night around sunset we are serenaded by the gathering of the the grackles in the trees and on the wire behind our lot. Most nights the noise level can be a little too much. Tonight is was at an enjoyable level.