It’s been a warm, windy weekend with lots of deer and turkeys in the fields. Continue reading
I’ve been trying to digest all the things I heard at the prairie conference, and I’ve decided I should write some of them down so they could possibly be useful. Continue reading
While hunting for seeds, I found a cool new plant – not at the farm – along the roadside in Pierce County. Continue reading
A weekend of seed collecting and lots of night creatures.
All the cecropia caterpillars have made their cocoons now – the last one finished on Saturday. Continue reading
Just before dawn we heard what sounded like claws scrabbling on the siding outside our bedroom. Continue reading
The cocoon got much more opaque after the first day.
Now I can’t see the caterpillar at all, and the cocoon has turned brown. Continue reading
Yesterday the largest of the caterpillars started wandering around the cage. I suspected it was ready to find a place to make its cocoon, so I put some bare sticks around the edges of the cage – but it decided it liked the bars of the cage better. Continue reading
The conference was in Madison from Monday until Thursday last week. It was very interesting – I’m still trying to organize all the ideas I had and the things I learned. Continue reading
They’re getting bigger. Continue reading