Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Bee Friends And Other Garden Guests---Chapter-9

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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member Birds Keeper of Poultry Herbs Native Plants and Wildflowers
Vegetable Grower Organic Gardener Salvias Seed Starter Cottage Gardener Winter Sowing
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wildflowers
Aug 2, 2017 7:29 AM CST
We came from here: The thread "Bee Friends And Other Garden Guests - Chapter 8 - 2017" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

Not a new picture but it's such a cute little green bee. Smiling


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

Name: George
Georgia (Zone 7b)
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dawiz1753
Aug 2, 2017 11:35 AM CST

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A Blue Eyed Green Grasshopper at the Botanical Gardens in Athens, Georgia.

Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member Birds Keeper of Poultry Herbs Native Plants and Wildflowers
Vegetable Grower Organic Gardener Salvias Seed Starter Cottage Gardener Winter Sowing
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wildflowers
Aug 2, 2017 11:58 AM CST
Handsome little pesky thing! Rolling my eyes. Hilarious!

Found different caterpillars on the apple trees today...I know the name but it's not coming to me at the moment. Whistling

First caterpillar is Polyphemus Moth Larva.
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Unicorn caterpillar (Schizura unicornis)
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May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Dragonflies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener
Birds Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers
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jimard8
Aug 2, 2017 6:25 PM CST
Good camoflage the first Praying Mantis
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Here is a Mantis of another color
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Red Toad ,
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In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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jmorth
Aug 2, 2017 10:57 PM CST
Blue bottom dragonfly today -
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Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: George
Georgia (Zone 7b)
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dawiz1753
Aug 3, 2017 1:57 PM CST

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central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Level 2 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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jmorth
Aug 3, 2017 2:53 PM CST
Green bee
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Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Level 2 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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jmorth
Aug 3, 2017 8:19 PM CST
Fly
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member Birds Keeper of Poultry Herbs Native Plants and Wildflowers
Vegetable Grower Organic Gardener Salvias Seed Starter Cottage Gardener Winter Sowing
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wildflowers
Aug 4, 2017 3:20 PM CST
Today at the pond ~

Halloween Pennant Dragonfly
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Skimmer
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Hmmm...
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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: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
Cactus and Succulents Butterflies
anole
Aug 4, 2017 4:49 PM CST
I can't seem to get any butterflies to come into my yard, here are a few other visitors though.

Anole
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member Birds Keeper of Poultry Herbs Native Plants and Wildflowers
Vegetable Grower Organic Gardener Salvias Seed Starter Cottage Gardener Winter Sowing
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wildflowers
Aug 4, 2017 5:05 PM CST
Maybe the butterflies are scared of your other guests. Hilarious! That spider looks like the one I had on my porch ceiling. Do you know its name?

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

central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Level 2 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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jmorth
Aug 5, 2017 12:11 AM CST
Fly
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Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
Hostas Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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cliftoncat
Aug 5, 2017 4:54 AM CST
Small bee (no idea what kind) on iris bloom

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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
Cactus and Succulents Butterflies
anole
Aug 5, 2017 5:37 AM CST
Wildflowers, no I don't know the name of this spider, it was a nice size though. It has since moved on. We are getting a lot of showers here. The humidity is high and the tropical plants love it, others are getting too much water. I do see a few dragonflies, will try to get pictures of them.

Anole
Name: Peggy C
Graham NC USA (Zone 7b)
hand drumming with friends
Region: North Carolina Butterflies Irises Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PeggyC
Aug 5, 2017 10:06 AM CST
Gardening for ' visitors ' ....

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The pollen covered bee is my favorite - he was too busy to notice how close the camera was.

Live !

This isn't a dress-rehearsal ~
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Aug 5, 2017 1:04 PM CST
That one will be popular back at the hive ! Smiling Thumbs up
central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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jmorth
Aug 5, 2017 1:11 PM CST
Bee on Sunflower (at 2 o'clock)
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and wasp on rock of fossils
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 6, 2017 8:57 AM CST
Here's one of my garden guests

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I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member Birds Keeper of Poultry Herbs Native Plants and Wildflowers
Vegetable Grower Organic Gardener Salvias Seed Starter Cottage Gardener Winter Sowing
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wildflowers
Aug 6, 2017 10:21 AM CST
She's a pretty girl. Smiling

Saw another thread wasted wasp carrying a caterpillar off but this time watched it put the caterpillar down in his hole... shortly after that, I saw yet another wasp carrying a caterpillar but it was interrupted by a chicken. The wasp dropped the caterpillar and the chicken ate it. Hilarious! Blinking Poor wasp couldn't figure out where it went!

Wasp busy at work. They seem to have a particular fondness of this green caterpillar, I see them carrying them often. First the wasp got in the hole and got it ready for the caterpillar, then it pulled the caterpillar down into the hole, and at last the wasp came back out and filled the hole in.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 6, 2017 10:46 AM CST
Great time lapse of wasp event Christine! Thumbs up

Sorry I've been in absentia for months guys & gals. Just been super busy. Haven't even had time to take hardly any photos. I finished reading the Feb. thread this morning. Yikes!! Blinking It's been a while eh? Rolling my eyes. My intent all along was to pick up where I had left off & read all the way through to catch me up to date but I realized I got so far behind that I would never catch up under that plan so I've just skipped ahead to present time.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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