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TheFeeLion
50 minutes ago, geoxena said:

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.

 

 

The Coromandel is pretty awesome, my grandparents live at the bottom about 30min from Tauranga. I'm a bit further down the country in Marlborough though. 

 

Monarchs are an indicator species so tracking them helps to figure out what's going on with the rest of the moth and butterfly population. 

 

Ooo looking forward to seeing your pictures 😊

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Bodhiseed

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Stiff-leaved verbena growing in a crack between asphalt  and concrete. Huge morning glory known as Grandpa Ott.

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Raggydoll
2 minutes ago, Bodhiseed said:

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Stiff-leaved verbena growing in a crack between asphalt  and concrete. Huge morning glory known as Grandpa Ott.

😍

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Bodhiseed
5 hours ago, Raggydoll said:

😍

Kind of a floral salute of resilience to everyone dealing with challenges right now. 😄

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Raggydoll

On today’s walk in the forest, the kids were investigating all the mysterious holes in the ground and speculating who has lived in there 😊. We also met a very friendly duck!

 

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Mi-Shell

The last couple of days we woke up to fresh snow:

 

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Today it is a bit better, but feels rather like early April, then mid May.

however, our Yellowlegs arrived.

Poor things, they are coooold!

 

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Mi-Shell

Ooooh NOOOO! 

I spoke too early; It is now 2.30 pm and snowing like crazzzzzzy! 😞

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Bodhiseed

@Raggydoll, what kind of animals do you have that might make those burrows? Sweet mama duck ❤️.

@Mi-Shell, someone needs to knit those little yellow legs some leg warmers!

 

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Bodhiseed

Our mophead hydrangeas are in bloom now, as well as the flame lilies (that grow on vines and are deathly poisonous - I don't grow them in my yard, but many neighbors do.)

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Raggydoll
On 5/13/2020 at 12:53 AM, Bodhiseed said:

@Raggydoll, what kind of animals do you have that might make those burrows? Sweet mama duck ❤️.

My kids determined that those burrows had been inhabited by frogs and gnomes 😁

 

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Raggydoll
On 5/14/2020 at 8:05 PM, Bodhiseed said:

@Raggydoll, I love the wisdom of children! 😂❤️

Indeed 😁 Earlier my 4 year old declared “Mom, I know EVERYTHING about herbs.” He explained that he knows the perfect technique for picking them. So he will now get to teach me 😊

 

Today we went to a nature reserve that’s pretty close to us. It has the loveliest atmosphere. I took some pictures to share 🙂

 

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53rdspirit

Just stopping by to say how much I enjoy looking at everyone's nature photos and comments. 💞

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Raggydoll
27 minutes ago, ilweran said:

Here's some from my local woods:

 

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Stunning! 

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Bodhiseed

I love all these woodland trails! I want to go hiking now. 😄

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stephanelli

Pretty woodlands!  We don't have decent woodlands within easy reach (we are in the fens after all).  I'd love to go explore a wood again!

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Raggydoll
2 hours ago, stephanelli said:

Pretty woodlands!  We don't have decent woodlands within easy reach (we are in the fens after all).  I'd love to go explore a wood again!

We’ve always lived fairly close to the woods because it’s important to both me and my husband to be able to get out in nature easily. When we were teenagers we sometimes had dates in the woods (and we got married standing on rocks in a wild river 😁) The plan is that whenever this pandemic is over, we will arrange for mom to babysit and then we will go to some of our special places as a date. Beats fancy restaurants any time! 

 

This is one of my favorite rocks behind moms house. 

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gregory

From around me: 

 

Gorse on the hill;

 

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Wild garlic  and campions

 

 

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Forgetmenots and wild leeks. 

 

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Raggydoll
26 minutes ago, gregory said:

From around me: 

 

Gorse on the hill;

 

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Wild garlic  and campions

 

 

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Forgetmenots and wild leeks. 

 

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That’s lovely! And the stone wall! 😍🥰

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gregory

BLOODY STONE WALL. Very pretty and a total pain when it falls over/gets run into by rampant sheep etc.

 

But yes, it's very decorative.

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ilweran
On 5/16/2020 at 7:23 PM, Raggydoll said:

Stunning! 

Thank you! There was a hill fort there in the Bronze Age, and there's a mixture of woods and meadows.

 

Lovely place for a long walk, though we'd not been there for years as we've always taken our son to playgrounds to wear him out! Though one of them is in a nature reserve with a reconstructed medieval village. We are lucky to have places like this so close to us.

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Raggydoll
7 hours ago, ilweran said:

Thank you! There was a hill fort there in the Bronze Age, and there's a mixture of woods and meadows.

 

Lovely place for a long walk, though we'd not been there for years as we've always taken our son to playgrounds to wear him out! Though one of them is in a nature reserve with a reconstructed medieval village. We are lucky to have places like this so close to us.

That sounds amazing! We do have some reconstructed stone

age dwellings here too. And not far from where I grew up there are 4000 year old Sami dwellings and burial grounds. I also love to go watch stone carvings or stone paintings (petroglyphs). The place were we got married has stone carvings and the energy is very special. 

 

If you are ever able to share some pics from the reconstructed village then I’d love to see 💕

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Bodhiseed

@gregory, that yellow gorse is such an incredible sight against the background of greens and browns. I didn't know leeks could look so lovely growing in bunches. 😄

 

Here are some flowers blooming now in my area: 

The 'seven sisters' is a type of old-fashioned climbing rose that is named for the way groups of small flowers bloom together. It can make quite a thorny thicket, so the birds love to nest in it. Lantana (this one known as 'ham and eggs' lantana) loves the intense heat and sun, so it does well here.

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