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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/3/2017, 3:26 pm

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Post  countrynaturals on 7/3/2017, 4:31 pm

Scorpio Rising wrote:https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/19/25/77/83/img_0110.jpg

Bumblebee on the wisteria
Gorgeous! I tried to get a honeybee but she showed me her butt so I'm back to the camera for something else. Rolling Eyes  
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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/3/2017, 4:37 pm

Shoot, I'll take ANY end of a pollinator at this point. I can count the bees I've seen on one hand. Sad
First cuke...but not if the pollinators don't show up.
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 7/3/2017, 5:41 pm

I found a False Colorado Potato beetle nibbling on my healthiest eggplant. These appear now and then, but aren't a pest to the degree (true) Colorado Potato beetles can be. It gave me a truly innocent look, so after photographing it, it got a free ride across the yard to some wild nightshade weed. I said "Here, eat this instead." but since beetles don't understand language, it may or may not stay put/out of the garden.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/3/2017, 5:50 pm

Aw...he's pretty darn cute, Beetles. Great shot!
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Post  countrynaturals on 7/3/2017, 5:52 pm

BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:I found a False Colorado Potato beetle nibbling on my healthiest eggplant. These appear now and then, but aren't a pest to the degree (true) Colorado Potato beetles can be. It gave me a truly innocent look, so after photographing it, it got a free ride across the yard to some wild nightshade weed. I said "Here, eat this instead." but since beetles don't understand language, it may or may not stay put/out of the garden.
What a cutie -- looks like striped ladybug. I love you Sorry he has to be a bad guy. Sad
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Post  countrynaturals on 7/3/2017, 5:57 pm

Okay, here's mine. The Mama plant came from the grocery store and started as a pineapple top about 4 years ago.


Here's Mama's baby picture.
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Post  countrynaturals on 7/3/2017, 6:03 pm

CapeCoddess wrote:Shoot, I'll take ANY end of a pollinator at this point.

We've been very lucky so far -- lots of bees. Here they are, taking over a hummingbird feeder.


What worries me is the butterflies. 2 years ago, we had hundreds of California Hairstreaks (little blue guys). Last year we only had about 6. This year, none. Sad We haven't seen a single Monarch or Gulf Fritillary, either. I'm hoping the rains last spring rejuvenated their natural habitat so they didn't have to come here anymore. Any other explanation is unthinkable. Shocked
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Post  yolos on 7/3/2017, 7:02 pm

CapeCoddess wrote:Shoot, I'll take ANY end of a pollinator at this point.  I can count the bees I've seen on one hand. Sad
First cuke...but not if the pollinators don't show up.  
CC - you can be the pollinator.
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 7/3/2017, 7:15 pm

yolos wrote:
CapeCoddess wrote:Shoot, I'll take ANY end of a pollinator at this point.  I can count the bees I've seen on one hand. Sad
First cuke...but not if the pollinators don't show up. 
CC - you can be the pollinator.
+1: CC - Be the bee!
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Post  sanderson on 7/3/2017, 7:50 pm

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/3/2017, 9:30 pm

CN, I have seen a Monarch or two up here, they look good.  My milkweed is gangbusters!
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Post  countrynaturals on 7/4/2017, 12:02 pm

Scorpio Rising wrote:CN, I have seen a Monarch or two up here, they look good.  My milkweed is gangbusters!
Good. We have seen a few Pipevine Swallowtails, a Common Buckeye, an occasional Tiger Swallowtail, but that's all. No congregations. Everyone just passing through. Sad
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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/5/2017, 1:28 pm

BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:I found a False Colorado Potato beetle nibbling on my healthiest eggplant. These appear now and then, but aren't a pest to the degree (true) Colorado Potato beetles can be. It gave me a truly innocent look, so after photographing it, it got a free ride across the yard to some wild nightshade weed. I said "Here, eat this instead." but since beetles don't understand language, it may or may not stay put/out of the garden.

Beetles, I see in your avatar that you've put some new clothes on your beetle friend.  He looks WONDERFUL!
good job!
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 7/5/2017, 3:35 pm

Yeah, I dressed him up just for the 4th of July. I switched him back again before seeing he had a fan! For those who missed the brief costume change:
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Post  trolleydriver on 7/5/2017, 4:34 pm

BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:Yeah, I dressed him up just for the 4th of July. I switched him back again before seeing he had a fan! For those who missed the brief costume change:
I liked the costume change.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/5/2017, 7:43 pm

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BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:Yeah, I dressed him up just for the 4th of July. I switched him back again before seeing he had a fan! For those who missed the brief costume change:
I liked the costume change.
Me too!
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