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ashwsh

My little one’s expedition today! He just wanted to hold the snails😊

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Bodhiseed
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@ashwsh, what beautiful shells those snails have - no wonder your little one wanted to hold them!

 

A neighbor several blocks away has what I call a secret garden in his back yard (surrounded by a privacy fence). But occasionally a few of his beauties peek out, like this walking iris and shrimp plant. 😄

 

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Raggydoll
19 minutes ago, Bodhiseed said:

@ashwsh, what beautiful shells those snails have - no wonder your little one wanted to hold them!

 

A neighbor several blocks away has what I call a secret garden in his back yard (surrounded by a privacy fence). But occasionally a few of his beauties peek out, like this walking iris and shrimp plant. 😄

 

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Oooh! 😍

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Lady Butterfly

There are too many wonderful pics in this thread to mention individually... thank you all for sharing!

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Lady Butterfly

We had a visit from some of the locals this morning.

They don’t respect the lockdown or the call for social distancing😁

 

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Forgive the picture quality, taken at a weird angle through my kitchen window🤪

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Raggydoll
2 hours ago, Lady Butterfly said:

We had a visit from some of the locals this morning.

They don’t respect the lockdown or the call for social distancing😁

 

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Forgive the picture quality, taken at a weird angle through my kitchen window🤪

Hahaha! I love it! I can’t imagine seeing monkeys from the kitchen window! 

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Lady Butterfly
1 hour ago, Raggydoll said:

Hahaha! I love it! I can’t imagine seeing monkeys from the kitchen window! 


Our windows are secured, but they come right up to the windows to see if there is anything yummy or fun they can steal. Neighbours whose windows aren’t meshed will sometimes have them come into the house looking for loot. Some even open Tupperware tubs🤪😁🤪

 

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If you look closely, she even brought baby along for the adventure🤪

 

 

 

 

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Bodhiseed

@Lady Butterfly, that would be wild to have monkeys all around. I can just imagine that mama telling it's baby, "Now this is a house we can't get in..." 😄 And I thought squirrels and raccoons were a handful! May I ask (if you feel comfortable doing so) where you're located?

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Raggydoll
1 hour ago, Lady Butterfly said:


Our windows are secured, but they come right up to the windows to see if there is anything yummy or fun they can steal. Neighbours whose windows aren’t meshed will sometimes have them come into the house looking for loot. Some even open Tupperware tubs🤪😁🤪

 

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If you look closely, she even brought baby along for the adventure🤪

 

 

 

 

OMG that is hilarous! Opening tupperware!! I remember my father telling stories of how some squirrels made it into the house, they can surely create a big mess too. But I do not think they can open tupperware 😉

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Mi-Shell

Since this thread is called In the Neighborhood I will introduce you to a few of my next door neighbors:

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First Cassey: She lives 40 feet away from our entrance door 

It is 4.00 pm and she is just waking up, stretching her paw into the afternoon sun.

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Guess and post 😉 

 

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Lady Butterfly
23 minutes ago, Mi-Shell said:

Since this thread is called In the Neighborhood I will introduce you to a few of my next door neighbors:

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First Cassey: She lives 40 feet away from our entrance door 

Who/ what is she????????????????????????????

Guess and post 😉 

 

 
Racoon?

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Lady Butterfly
1 hour ago, Bodhiseed said:

@Lady Butterfly, May I ask (if you feel comfortable doing so) where you're located?


We are in a coastal village in South Africa.

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Bodhiseed
2 hours ago, Lady Butterfly said:


We are in a coastal village in South Africa.

I look forward to seeing more of the flora or fauna of your area if you are so inclined! 🌻

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Mi-Shell
3 hours ago, Lady Butterfly said:

 
Racoon?

Yes, indeed!♥

 

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I am still wondering, how she fits into there:

 

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geoxena

Wow! She's no Skinny Minny, either!

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Bodhiseed
47 minutes ago, geoxena said:

Wow! She's no Skinny Minny, either!

She does look well fed and healthy!

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Mi-Shell

The other day, when we walked by her tree, she was grunting and whimpering.

Her "difficult hour" had come.

We do not know, how many little ones she now has, but she is coming first thing in the morning and later in the afternoon.

Her tits are full of milk.

Tomorrow it will be cooooold and snowy; I will also give her an egg, so she does not need to go out and hunt any frogs.

 

 

 

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Lady Butterfly

@Mi-Shell, she is lovely. So cute!

And I am sure she will appreciate the eggy help🥰

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TheFeeLion

Oh wow! I think it's pretty awesome being able to see all this lovely wildlife 😍

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Mi-Shell

Yeah.... This morning we see..... NOTHING!

White-out conditions and 10 cm of fresh SNOW!

Did I somehow miss something ?????????

Did I sleep too long and it is it February 2021 and the World is relatively OK again? 

Earlier Peter saw our Muskrat sitting on her tussock on top of the snow. I must go and ask her, what is going on........

 

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TheFeeLion

My husband found a monarch butterfly dying on the grass this morning 😢 he moved it to the wheelbarrow so the dogs wouldn't get to it. It had an odd little round sticker with a website and a number stuck to one wing which he gently pulled off and brought in to show me. Turns out it was a tag for a monarch tag and release program that's being run here! I never even knew we had something like that here! I've logged the tag number and it looks like this little monarch was released April 28th 😊

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geoxena

I was always told you're not supposed to touch a butterfly's wings, and they are applying adhesive stickers to them?  Geez, how stupid.  It probably affected its flight by throwing it off balance and tired the poor thing out!

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katrinka

It would certainly seem so! But if it's a legitimate program (with science-y types, not just some boneheads that started a website), they woudn't use anything detrimental. Monarchs do have a short lifespan, about 2-6 weeks at best.

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TheFeeLion

I have to admit I wasn't too impressed when he showed me. I thought who would do such a thing! But I looked up the website and it does seem like legitimate. Thay actually have to get the stickers printed in the US with a special 3M glue. I agree though about the stickers possibly affecting the flight and balance. They've been tagging the butterflies for research though (since 2006) so I believe they're doing all they can to make them as unobtrusive as possible. There's even a good portion of the website dedicated to tracking pests (particularly introduced pests) in NZ. When you log the tag (with as much information as possible, like what foliage it was found near etc) they send you an email with when the butterfly was released and you get a link to a map which shows you how far its flown. I wasn't able to see the map for mine unfortunately but I did see on there somewhere that one butterfly had been tracked 400km from where it had been released! 

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geoxena
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Ah, TheFeeLion -  you're in New Zealand!! I spent two wonderful months on the Coromandel Peninsula - the place where I heard more birdsong in the morning than anywhere else I've ever been - in 1990 (far too long ago!).  Beautiful country, great people; I loved it there and always wanted to go back but haven't been able to.

 

I wonder why they're trying to introduce more monarch butterflies there.

 

To stay on topic, I took a bunch of pictures the other day while in a county park and will hopefully be able to upload a few later today.

 

 

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