I first want to invite challenge participants (and those not participating as well) to join my new Flickr Get Outdoors Challenge group. You can post anytime during the week; occasionally I will share a favorite photo on my blog of the wonderful and fun things that the group is doing out in nature. Click here to join.
We have been outdoors all day everyday lately; except today was rainy, cold and wet, so outdoor time was much shorter. We were busy digging out some of the Queen Anne’s Lace from the herb garden, leaving some behind for the swallowtail larva of course. The little ladies love nibbling Queen Anne’s wild carrot roots (not to be confused with poisonous hemlock, the two look similar). It’s a little tough and chewy with a mild carrot taste.
I’m not sure why Araina loves to get her pic with plants hanging out of her mouth; it seems to be a natural pose for her. Silly girl!
Fauna loves the rose petals. Here’s her purple rose petal tongue.
Outdoor Challenge participant of the week- Tricia and her family, from Little Eco Footprints, spent some time “dip-netting” in Australia and found a freshwater shrimp. Very cool find!
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Those of you who entered the Nature Swap, I’m working on the pairs and should have those sent out soon.