(Photo above: our hummingbird feeder - I'll try to get a better photo when it's lighter out.)
We have been out checking on our caterpillars daily. We are actually down to one caterpillar, but it is growing fast! It is striped white, black & yellow - a Monarch. I didn't realize that butterfly weed was the same as milkweed, so a Monarch caterpillar makes a lot of sense!
We got a few more plants from our new friend & are hoping it is enough for our caterpillar. All of those yellow eggs we saw turned out to be aphids. Oops! We're hoping to see more ladybugs around as they come to eat the little aphids.
We've seen our hummingbird several times, but haven't been able to take a picture of him yet. He has a green back & a yellow belly - I think. The feeder is in the far corner of the yard & I've been trying to sneak up on him, but he flies away.
We are just having so much fun with nature in our own backyard! Well, except for the mosquitos which have been horrible. We are both are wearing lots of beautiful bite marks.
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Dana & Alex in DC, Oct 2010
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