I believe I have been doing Nature Notes on and off (lots of offs recently, can’t do everything!) since it began, and I thought it would be nice to do a small tribute to Michelle who runs this nature blog meme. She posts on a wide variety of topics, but you can check out a sample of her posts from the past year by clicking on any of these thumbnails:
Click on the first thumbnail to learn more about monarch butterflies. Did you know the blue jay is molting? Next to the blue jay – do you see those eggs? They are mallard eggs. And the caterpillar – it’s not just any caterpillar – that’s a monarch caterpillar. The oriole post also discusses fungus on trees. Michelle also knows about turtles; just ask the kids in her neighborhood. With the orange butterfly weed is a post on milkweed aphids. Behind the coneflower thumbnail are a muskrat, a dragonfly, a frog and ducks. Also with the feather post is a red-bellied woodpecker.
One of my favorite posts has no photo: If you plant Milkweed, the Monarchs will come
And just so Michelle has a new photo for the beautiful collages she creates each week, here’s the sparrow I sighted today in my neighbor’s bush.