Now for the rest of the photos – to see if I can catch up!
Lots going on and lots of photos. These are mostly moths and caterpillars.
I’m so far behind on blog posts; I don’t know how I’m ever going to catch up! This one will be mostly the insects I’ve been seeing or raising.
This post is mostly insects: my overwintering moths are starting to hatch; I’ve seen some interesting odd bugs in various places around the farm; and some wonderful moths have been coming to my lights at night.
I’ve been setting up a light on warm evenings and trying to attract moths. I finally got some “black light” bulbs, which are supposed to be more attractive to the moths.
My first Giant Silkmoth hatched today – a male Polyphemus – and I found a great new plant and a new butterfly for the farm.
The May weather has finally turned warm, and everything is intensely green. This is the view down the valley from Big View Prairie.
May and April seem to have switched places this year. April was hot and summery, and May has been rainy and cold. We’ve had 3/4 of an inch of rain today, and nearly 2 inches this week. But it’s supposed to clear up and get warmer in the next few days.
Things have been happening so fast that all I do is take more pictures. Finally, this weekend, we had a few days of rain and I’ve been able to get caught up a little on computer work. But it does seem like all the flowers are blooming at the same time. The early flowers – Mustards and Violets – are still blooming, and the later ones – Plum, Cherry, Jacob’s Ladder and even Apple blossoms – are blooming too.
This post is mostly insects, with a few flowers and mountains.