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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
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tarev
Jun 26, 2013 11:40 PM CST
My calamondin (calamansi) tree shows a summary of garden friends I like to see often in my garden:
Thumb of 2013-06-27/tarev/97bef4
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
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tarev
Jul 3, 2013 10:22 AM CST
Swallowtail butterfly is back..at first resting on the screened door:
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After awhile on the agapanthus:
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
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tarev
Jul 4, 2013 10:15 AM CST
Mantid hiding under the senecio container:

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And it got spooked while I was doing my daily watering:
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Running away now:
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Jul 11, 2013 6:34 PM CST
Swallowtail is a beauty!
baby mantis -Thumb of 2013-07-12/jmorth/5c2bd3 Thumb of 2013-07-12/jmorth/1ddcdc
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Jul 11, 2013 6:36 PM CST
Also, another crab spider -Thumb of 2013-07-12/jmorth/65edf2 Thumb of 2013-07-12/jmorth/a6f6ba
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
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tarev
Jul 11, 2013 6:53 PM CST
Wow that is a Giant baby mantis Big Grin
Cutie pie crabby spidey.. Lovey dubby

Thanks for sharing your photos jmorth! Smiling

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bluepoppy
Jul 12, 2013 10:24 AM CST
you do know that the mantis will catch and kill a butterfly if given the chance. I found one doing that last year on a flower of mine that the butterfly had sat on and the mantis caught it...I like the mantis but after that not so much..
central Illinois
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jmorth
Jul 12, 2013 10:45 AM CST
I feel about the same after seeing one catch and consume a Monarch last year. They also do in moths.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
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tarev
Jul 12, 2013 11:11 AM CST
I guess that is Nature for us..survival of the fittest..survival of the fastest..each creature has their purpose, and their own needs to feed. It is sad when we actually see how they do it, but life is such. Smiling

088catherine
Mar 21, 2014 6:10 AM CST
whats the best way to attract ladybirds to the garden and keep them there?
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
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Gleni
Mar 21, 2014 8:48 AM CST
I don't know how those teeny flower spiders get to the blooms. Especially daylilies when you have to get there quickly before the flower dies. Like: see colourful flower, trudge trudge hop jump crawl crawl crawl crawl crawl crawl crawl crawl jump jump jump jump trudge trudge hop jump crawl crawl crawl crawl trudge trudge hop jump crawl crawl crawl crawl trudge trudge hop jump crawl crawl crawl crawl trudge trudge hop jump crawl crawl crawl crawl trudge trudge hop jump crawl crawl crawl crawl trudge trudge hop jump crawl crawl crawl crawl trudge trudge hop jump crawl crawl crawl crawl trudge trudge hop jump crawl crawl crawl crawl trudge trudge hop jump crawl crawl crawl crawl jump jump jump jump crawl crawl crawl crawl crawl crawl crawl crawl crawl crawl. At last, oh flower dead.
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Mar 21, 2014 8:51 AM CST
Swallowtail is gorgeous.

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