We have been lucky enough to find other moths and butterflies like the eastern black swallowtail. The eastern black swallowtail is a beautiful butterfly that frequents our region from mid-summer to early fall. As with most butterflies, they begin when the female butterflies laying eggs on certain plants. In this case, they prefer parsley and other plants as opposed to the milkweed which monarchs enjoy.
As the level 6 students played their beautiful pieces in the hot and humid church, this bat thought it would join us. It flew around the church for a couple hours while the students played on.
Spotted this little ant working in its wings. Nature is amazing. But, if it was me and I could fly, I wouldn’t be ripping off my wings.
However, we also have 5 duck houses around our pond. Duck houses are typically inhabited but mergansers or wood ducks. These ducks are cavity nesters and rely on us to fill the boxes with shavings we get from a local pet store. We have 5 nest boxes and all of them will see use this year.
Now that the boxes are ready, they should arrive in a couple weeks once the water is exposed again.
(a couple of our 5 duck houses)
(the holes are quite large)
(full of shavings, ready for them to make it their own)
The exhibit ends April 24, 2016, so there is still time to catch it.
If you can’t make it, here is a meditative video I made from some of the slow motion video I captured, as well as some pics from today. Enjoy!