Category Archives: Butterflies

Garden Bloom of the Month – December

Way back in early 2012 (currently wrapping up my third year if you can believe it), I started this blog anticipating a flood of pictures from reader’s gardens and hikes.  These would feed the Rambler App, where you could hunt … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide for the Fall 2013 OVLC Native Plant Sale

For brevity’s sake we will refer to it henceforth as BGF2013OVLCNPS.  It is this Saturday morning from 9am-12pm. By reading this sentence you have legally forfeited your rights to skip it. But before we descend into native plant nirvana I … Continue reading

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Sierra Finale – Rock Creek

OK just a little bit of advice to start out with.  For pete’s sake don’t ever go to Rock Creek in Tom’s Place California on a Saturday morning in August at 10am unless for some reason you enjoy hiking with … Continue reading

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Bloom of the Month – August

New calendar is out… And now for something completely different: Let’s be honest there’s not exactly a plethora of choices this time of year.  That however should not detract from this month’s winner; boasting beauty brawn and style to spare, … Continue reading

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Bloom of the Month – July

Like last month’s hero, white yarrow, the bloom of the month for July is not a showstopper or a home garden favorite.  More than likely you won’t show up to a dinner party with a bundle of these on your … Continue reading

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Bloom of the Month – June

So far all of my celebrated natives earning the “bloom of the month” title have been shrubs, usually large if not brightly colored and hard to miss.  A month as full of color as June calls for a flower that … Continue reading

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Is There a Lepidopterologist In the House?

My goals for this year (naturalistically speaking) were to learn our local native grasses and butterflies.  Well I know better than to show you galleries worth of rye and needle grass, but who doesn’t love pictures of butterflies.  Among the … Continue reading

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