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DIY olla planter for swamp milkweed

In my futile quest to attract monarch butterflies to my yard, I recently planted swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata).  There are other kinds of milkweed (e.g., the orange-flowered A. tuberosa, butterfly weed) that you can plant here (Zone 7A), but adult monarchs … Continue reading

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Brown anole dewlap

Brown anole displaying its dewlap.  Not sure whether this was a male or female, though I’m sure anyone familiar with brown anoles would know instantly.  Males supposedly have bigger dewlaps and display them longer … but I only saw this … Continue reading

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