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August 7, 2017
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Of Monarchs and Milkweed

  Monarch butterflies, known to their scientific friends as Danaus plexippus, abound this year—at least in the areas I frequent.  Even though they are considered relatively common, I see them as miraculous.  Backlit by bright midsummer sun, monarchs’ orange, black … Continue reading

October 3, 2016
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Butterfly Farewell

The night temperatures are growing cold enough so that last week I turned the heat on in my house for the first time since spring.  The plants have caught a whiff of the oncoming season, but most of them are … Continue reading