This is my favorite time of year to be in our back field; the wildflowers are amazing! It’s the perfect place for us to gather Queen Anne’s Lace for our many Eastern Black Swallowtail larvae.
Fauna was in a wacky mood throwing seeds on herself (and us). Really now, how cool is her shirt????
We haven’t looked up the owner of this nest yet, but it is quite pretty with the dried flowers and grasses throughout; it was given to us by my high school librarian, she said it was on her porch light and feared the babies didn’t hatch due to the heat of the light. Fauna is dying to dissect them to see what’s inside! She could do it too, this is the girl that was helping a friend dissect a frog that went belly up when she was 6. She’s my little Beatrix Potter. 😉
See the little monarch caterpillar on the milkweed leaf below?
Araina found another new friend, I love her happy expression over a caterpillar! Seriously now, we have over 25 EBS larva. We are picking Queen Anne’s Lace multiple times during the day now to feed them all. I keep suggesting that we release some, but Araina won’t have that! She doesn’t want the birds to have them for a “tasty treat.” She struggles with that part of nature.
Araina’s new friend munching on Queen Anne’s Lace.
Little ladies running wild and free!
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