Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Bee Friends And Other Garden Guests - Chapter 5

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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Aug 1, 2016 9:31 AM CST
Hi All, we were over the 1000 post mark on the last thread -- so time for a new one. Smiling

We came from here: The thread "Bee Friends and Other Garden Guests -- Four" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

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May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses Hostas
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cliftoncat
Aug 1, 2016 10:13 AM CST
Thank you for starting the new thread, Christine. Thumbs up
Here's a red dragonfly, we get a lot of them around the pond here.


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Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
I'm the gnome in my garden...
Region: Michigan Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Cat Lover
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RobinSeeds
Aug 1, 2016 10:14 AM CST
That Feather-legged Fly sure has a colorful abdomen. Mountain Mint Airport. Hilarious!
Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
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nativeplantlover
Aug 1, 2016 11:08 AM CST
RobinSeeds said:That Feather-legged Fly sure has a colorful abdomen. Mountain Mint Airport. Hilarious!

Its wings were what impressed me the most. Like a soft Indian design almost.
"My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me Keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished." — Mary Oliver, from Messenger
Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: Pennsylvania Bee Lover Butterflies Dragonflies
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nativeplantlover
Aug 1, 2016 11:09 AM CST
cliftoncat said:Thank you for starting the new thread, Christine. Thumbs up
Here's a red dragonfly, we get a lot of them around the pond here.
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Fire engine red!!
"My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me Keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished." — Mary Oliver, from Messenger
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Aug 1, 2016 11:19 AM CST
That looks more like Queen Anne's diner Smiling

Neat red dragonfly. I have seen magenta and sky blue, but no red ones. Sad

Thanks for the new thread Christine.
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Aug 1, 2016 11:27 AM CST

Moderator

I can't believe Cheryl spotted a caterpillar and I missed it! D'Oh! I blame lack of sleep! Hilarious!

One of my nature groups shared a photo of a red dragonfly the other day on Facebook and I was like "Wow" because I never knew they came in that color. And here's another one on our thread!

FYI, as for housekeeping issues, I locked the old thread so everyone must post here!
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Southeast US (Zone 7b)
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GoatDriver
Aug 1, 2016 12:11 PM CST
Chalcidid Wasps -Trigonura sp.
tiny little wasp with neat back legs Smiling

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Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
I'm the gnome in my garden...
Region: Michigan Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Cat Lover
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RobinSeeds
Aug 1, 2016 1:04 PM CST
I agree It's so tiny I would have missed it!
central Illinois
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jmorth
Aug 1, 2016 3:39 PM CST
I think Mika's dragon is true red compared to my closest red -

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Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Aug 1, 2016 3:44 PM CST
I have seen the large Coppery ones, but the closest to red that I have seen is pink/magenta.
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Aug 1, 2016 5:31 PM CST
A few visitors
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It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

central Illinois
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jmorth
Aug 1, 2016 5:42 PM CST
Nice Ronnie,
I see you've an Arlanthus Webworm Moth there on your Queen's Lace.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Aug 1, 2016 5:51 PM CST
Wonderful pics, Ronnie! Thumbs up Green Grin!

I remember following a red saddleback dragonfly for months before I finally got a picture. Rolling my eyes.

After three months of many days chasing, August 2010 ~
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May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Aug 1, 2016 6:29 PM CST
Thanks J and Christine...yes J, I wish it had opened it's wings.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Aug 1, 2016 7:03 PM CST
Ronnie, that is what we fondly call a "Dr John" moth. Mac Rebbenac, musician, singer, New Orleans icon and snazzy dresser.


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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Aug 1, 2016 7:05 PM CST
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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Aug 1, 2016 8:35 PM CST
hello chapter five

Nice shots y'all!

[quote="mellielong"
FYI, as for housekeeping issues, I locked the old thread so everyone must post here![/quote]

this might be a stupid question,
I understand locking a thread so that it dies off and there are no new posts to it and all--
but why does locking a thread have to prevent other functions???

like, say, for example, I wanted to quote someone's post near the end of that one (like queen ann's diner) to grab a photo and bring it over here to ask a question (like where is the caterpillar), why is it that locking a thread makes the quote capability, in this case for copy paste purposes, unavailable?
anyway--I found the caterpillar so I don't need to do that; but what if I ever wanted to quote butterflies for the butterfly thread or bring back someone's good id? about the only thing I can do is post a link to a post which might be marginally good enough in an 'emergency' but it is not at all the same.
I did see that I can edit my own posts, but that is the only thing that can be done once a thread is locked

Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
I'm the gnome in my garden...
Region: Michigan Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Cat Lover
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RobinSeeds
Aug 1, 2016 9:16 PM CST
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Wow, wow, wow Ronnie, I love this colorful 70's guy! All of them are great photographs! I tip my hat to you.

Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Aug 2, 2016 7:15 AM CST
Dirt, I'm not positive but I don't think you can quote from one thread to another thread, only within the thread you are on. Also on your quote above, it's missing the ]
after mellielong".

Great pics everyone!! Thumbs up Thumbs up

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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