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Old 07-14-2017, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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I have a hanging basket of parsely in my front yard. Couple of weeks ago I found what looked to me like a Monarch caterpillar, which didn't seem right. Googled, and decided I had a swallowtail caterpillar. He cocooned and hatched into a beautiful black swallowtail! I now have another fat one ready to cocoon and four tiny ones growing! My parsely is almost gone, I need to plant more!

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Old 07-14-2017, 08:38 PM
 
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Who knew swallowtails and parsley went together?
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Old 07-15-2017, 03:16 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I have a hanging basket of parsely in my front yard. Couple of weeks ago I found what looked to me like a Monarch caterpillar, which didn't seem right. Googled, and decided I had a swallowtail caterpillar. He cocooned and hatched into a beautiful black swallowtail! I now have another fat one ready to cocoon and four tiny ones growing! My parsely is almost gone, I need to plant more!
Very nice! Been trying to grow parsley for two years now to help the swallowtails along. Both years = one big fail.
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Old 07-15-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I had my dog out on the leash in the front yard late last night. We were walking across the lawn and I spotted hat appeared to be a very fat toad. It was hopping but seemed to be getting nowhere.

A closer look with my flashlight and I could see it was two toads. They seemed inseparable. I'm thinking this could be the reason we have so many toads.
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Old 07-15-2017, 02:49 PM
 
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I had my dog out on the leash in the front yard late last night. We were walking across the lawn and I spotted hat appeared to be a very fat toad. It was hopping but seemed to be getting nowhere.

A closer look with my flashlight and I could see it was two toads. They seemed inseparable. I'm thinking this could be the reason we have so many toads.
Ha! "Hey, what are you toads doing, wrestling or something? Oh, sorry to interrupt. Byeee."
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:02 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Ha! "Hey, what are you toads doing, wrestling or something? Oh, sorry to interrupt. Byeee."
I placed them both on the porch and turned the light out and went inside.
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:57 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I know in many areas, Turkey vultures are quite common, but here on Long Island not so much. Yesterday I'm hanging over the fence yakking with my neighbor who's been retired for a good ten years. As we are talking I look up and see seven TV's circling my neighbors yard. As deadpan as I could be, I say to Paul; Guess they know something you don't. He chimes back, Well if they get any closer they'll be eating their own. I love that old fart!
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:31 AM
 
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Just moved to the Poconos across from State Game Lands. Deer and their Fawns all the time. Wild Turkeys (Hens) all over. Driving home saw a Coyote run across the road. Never knew there this much wildlife here. Neighbor told us there are also Black Bear. Haven't seen them yet.
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:06 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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From our local Hoot Fest. Sea World employees displaying owls, armadillos, snakes and other reptiles. Photobucket won't let me share even though I'm under my limit. I'm done with the bucket.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Paradise
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Baby birds at 3 days old
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