Butterflies are everywhere

“The earth has music for those who listen.” – William Shakespeare Every inch of our big field is covered with flowering Alfalfa, Clover, Wild Carrot, and Birdsfoot Treefoil, with Chickory and Milkweed here and there. There are many butterflies – Monarchs, Black Swallowtails, Eastern-Tailed Blues, Orange Sulfurs and Cabbage Whites, among others. If walking in … Continue reading

Ladybug, ladybug…and a Monarch caterpillar

“The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” – Annie Dillard (Pilgrim at Tinker Creek) The ladybug in the photos is the Seven-Spotted Lady Beetle, which along with another species, has entirely replaced … Continue reading

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