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At Happy Acres we like tough plants. We don’t have a lot of time to coddle and baby our plants, so we tend to lean towards ones that survive with a minimum of fuss and bother. We have large number … Continue reading

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I was privileged this week to see something that usually goes on around us unnoticed. Last week I spotted a butterfly chrysalis on one of the fennel plants in the herb garden just outside our kitchen door. My wife and … Continue reading

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September Butterflies

We still have a lot of butterflies hanging around here. I’ve finally identified the “mystery” species, which are quite plentiful these days. They are Silver Spotted Skippers, and they really love the Tithonia. So do some of the other skipper … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Visiting Royalty

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Butterfly Banquet Part 2

Yesterday I shared some of the butterfly photos I’ve taken in the last week. Today I’ve got a few more, including some of visitors I’ve yet to identify. This Skipper (I think) butterfly seemed a bit camera shy. I had … Continue reading

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