Category Archives: Garden Critters

Should have caught this earlier

My Meyer Lemon tree was having a good summer on the deck.  It liked our extra heat and put out a lot of new leaves.  I bring it inside for the winter where it usually sulks and loses leaves but … Continue reading

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Beetle ID?

This and its friends are eating my beans.  Do you know what it is?  It has a black sheild like bean leaf beetles but I couldn’t find any pictures with this much black elswhere on them. My biggest concern is … Continue reading

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Showoff

    A mostly mousy brown moth/butterfly found just the right flower to complement her subtle coloring, dahlia Pooh.

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Is What?

Does anyone know what this is?  Just a grasshopper; should I have buried it in the soapy water with the Japanese Beetles?  Or something better?

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Swamp Thang and the Mrs

  On Thursday, I flushed a huge frog out of the Swiss Chard when I was watering. My guess from his size is that it would be a Bull Frog.  I do live near wetlands but seeing a frog this … Continue reading

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My little soldier

It works, it really works!  This little guy single handedly defended my garden from the neighborhood deer.  Last year the woods side of my garden took a lot of damage.  This year, when they ate all of my Yogoslavian Red … Continue reading

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In the ‘Hood

This has probably been hanging over my head as I walked for most of the summer.  One of the other walking ladies in the neighborhood told me where to look for it, high over the street.  What a work of … Continue reading

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Harvest begins

My summer food garden is moving quickly into full production.  I’m picking a handful of green beans every morning (which really adds up), the cherry tomatoes have been giving me sugar for weeks and I picked the first of my … Continue reading

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He’s fat enough already

I’d seen this mother/child drama before I went to work on Friday but baby was just passively hanging on the support for the suet feeder.  While I was at work he’s learned how to get his own suet but mama … Continue reading

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