Monthly Archives: June 2015

Beautiful June Days

Superior Views, June 2015 Wow, who doesn’t love June? The weather is perfect, and everyday brings new budding/blooming flowers, birds and butterflies. The red-eyed vireo, song sparrow, and least fly-catcher sing constantly in our yard.  Painted lady, northern-crescent, and tiger … Continue reading

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Doing The Best I Can!

  May was the hottest month on record, with Alaska and India struggling with unheard of heat.  http://ecowatch.com/2015/06/23/heat-waves-hit-planet/2/ May was also the wettest month ever in the United States, but California is in severe drought. Even Pope Francis is concerned … Continue reading

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The Longest Day!

I love daylight and sunshine. The summer solstice, the first day of summer, is one of my favorites. For those of us who live in the north country, these long days are our bonus for long dark winters! The sun … Continue reading

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Happy Pollinator Week

“While insects and other animal pollinators may come in small sizes, they play a large partnership role in the production of the food we eat, in the future of our wildlife, and in the health of nearly all flowering plants. … Continue reading

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Life in an Urban Garden

Everything is green and lush.  Everyone loves their yard in June. Whether you have a grass turf yard or native plants, urban yards are beautiful.  How can you create a vibrant living landscape with a more friendly tilt to pollinators? … Continue reading

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Exciting New Program for Monarch Butterflies

This week I had one monarch butterfly checking out butterfly weed in my Minneapolis yard. Last week I spotted one monarch in Northern Wisconsin. It is sad that we get excited counting our famous butterflies in the quantities of one. … Continue reading

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Superior Views, May into June

  My hero plant is the dandelion, yes, dandelion! The dandelion attracts the monarchs, painted lady, red admiral, tiger swallow-tail and many other butterflies. I am trying to create habitat for the many butterflies that inhabit the north country. Swamp … Continue reading

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