Wildlife Wednesday – nosy young deer

We saw this youngster trying to figure out how to get in to the tomato cages.
My husband had made and put the tomato cages up a couple hours before.
I’d call that perfect timing. 😉

Happy wildlife Wednesday!

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Wildlife Wednesday – Big Beautiful Turkey Hen

There’s a Big Beautiful Turkey Hen that’s been hanging around our garden and yard.We noticed that she likes to eat the Meadow Buttercups that grows sporadically in our yard.Since we discovered she likes them, my husband leaves the little batches of Meadow Buttercups if he sees them when he’s mowing. We feel that there’s something in them that the turkey needs or she wouldn’t eat every one of them she finds.We’re hoping the big beautiful hen has a big flock of cute little poults in the next month or so.

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Wildlife Wednesday – Black Swallowtail Caterpillars and Parasitic wasps

The Black Swallowtail Caterpillars have been feasting heavily on my parsley. The fennel has almost ran it’s course and I suppose that’s why the Mother Butterflies chose the parsley at last. I’m glad I planted it for just that purpose.

I’m more than a bit miffed about a new discovery with the chrysalises. Apparently there’s parasitic wasps that injects their eggs into the chrysalis. Their young feeds off the butterfly pupae and hatch out. I’ve found several chrysalises with the circular hole in them.

It’s a wonder that butterflies survive at all. 

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