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Frogs Aplenty

While checking out the garden and seeing the devastation that the groundhog did, i noticed a bunch of black things hopping around.

Initially I thought they were crickets but on closer inspection I see it is a bunch of baby frogs!

Have you seen anything interesting lately?

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Open For Suggestions

Last week I actually caught the groundhog in my garden and was able to see how he got in and out. I fixed that hole with more fencing and checked the perimeter for and other slight openings. No others where found.

Since I believe that all is now good, Friday I go and buy some string beans and peas and plant those in the garden.

Saturday and Sunday everything looks good, everything is fine.

This evening I go to water the garden and I am hurt….my string beans, soinach, brussell sprouts and peas are gone!

On a good note…my birdhouse gourds, tomatoes, carrots, onion, and several varieties of peppers are doing GREAT!

Birdhouse gourd is vining nicely and has its first flower.

Does anyone know how to get rid of this groundhog without killing it?

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They Did It!

The squirrels have done it now!   They have climbed up a narrow pole, as if they are tight rope walkers, for a while now to feast on the birds food. Today one of them broke the feeder…

Now I need to find another one that they can’t break and figure out what I can get for them so that they can leave the bird feeders for the birds.

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

It was a bit hard to get a really good shot of this Woodpecker, he was very flighty and fast. 

Here is some information on the Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Hanging by a Nail

Squirrels are strong creatures.  This common Eastern Gray Squirrel is hanging upside down on my bird feeder only by his/her toe.

 

I was able to sit approximately 8 feet from them just watch  squirrels climbing up and down the feeder.   They are fascinating and at times annoying creatures.

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And Another One Visits!

This year I have seen so many Praying Mantis, probably more than I have seen in most of my life combined. Maybe a slight stretch but hopefully you get my point.

I enjoy photographing them as they usually seem to be looking at me trying to figure out what the heck I am doing.

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Dried Out

As many of you know I have been growing birdhouse gourds in my garden, 12 have been cut from the vine and there are 3 still hanging.

I think some of these are bottleneck gourds.

From different sites on Google it can take anywhere from 30 days to 12 months from them to completely dry out…I think that depends on size and where you choose to dry then out.

There is only one that is completely dried. I like the marble effect that it has and think, for this one, I will only use a clear coat of polyurethane to shine it up

Once all are dried I will post then next phase.

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Fungus Friday 12

Click here if you want to see some really interesting mushrooms on Facebook.

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Emergence

This pod has been growing in one of my flowerbeds for most of the summer and I have no clue what it is.

Yesterday I noticed that it has opened up and a bunch of seeds are emerging.

I still have not figured out what it is. I don’t know if it is something that I planted or a weed.

The pod looks like a string bean that is growing straightup instead of down.

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Cousins?

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