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Behold! Rush Milkweed (Asclepias subulata; verified on iNaturalist), uncultivated, growing in our ‘yard’ near the house, fed by greywater. In this region, this variety of milkweed is of prime benefit to the stupendously gorgeous Western Monarch butterfly; monarch caterpillars can only … Continue reading

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Rescued Queen

Found this Queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus) in the water in the outdoor tub, alive, with one wing wet/sunburned, unable to escape. I got her out of the tub but didn’t think she’d survive with what seemed to be some serious … Continue reading

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