Monthly Archives: July 2016

Yikes, a Moth!

The luna moth grows to a wingspan of four and a half inches. Credit: David Moskowitz What do you know about moths?  They are not the “Ick” insect you might of thought of as a child.  Because most, not all, … Continue reading

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One River Drains Lake Superior

Magnificent Lake Superior has over 300 rivers and streams that drain into it. Last week it was a brown lake because of mega rainfall in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan where many rivers dumped sediment from the storms. I am … Continue reading

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Butterflies are Vanishing Around The World

“Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the people of the earth.” Chief Seattle If Everyone Does a Little It Can Add up to A Lot! Have you noticed how few butterflies are flittering around this summer? Researchers find that butterfly species throughout … Continue reading

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What happened to our “Sky Blue” waters?

Minnesota, the land of “Sky Blue Waters” is adding more than 300 lakes, rivers and streams to its list of lakes and streams that are impaired. The story from MPR is here. About two-thirds of Minnesota watersheds have been tested and … Continue reading

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My Pollinator Friendly Yard

Today my yard is teaming with pollinators.  The bees are in abundance, house finch and hummingbirds are loving the fresh blooming plants, and I am thrilled.  Butterflies have been slow to appear, but today I had a giant swallowtail, several red … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Butterfly

Have you looked carefully at a butterfly?  They are some of the most beautiful living species on our planet.  The past few years I have loved learning about butterflies.   Butterflies often sit so we can see them, and many binoculars make it possible to … Continue reading

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