Saturday, 3 July 2021

Saturday's critters!

 There are so many critters in the yard.

The milkweed are their own little habitat. The Tufted Milkweed Moths are doing their thing.
There are lots of bugs! Monarchs and tufted together.

The crows have been vocal, since the little ones fledged. I've enjoyed watching for them. crow 

The lactating doe still hasn't brought the fawn around! Her poor face, with deerflies. mama doe 

Out in the front yard, both a monarch and a fritillary on the milkweed. butterflies  (The monarch is difficult to see!)


We've lots of slugs around.

This is a bit strange. Walking in the meadow, I saw a slug hanging from a thread. It could be an LDD caterpillar thread. It was rather weird! Doug the slug 


For more critters: visit Saturday's Critters # 394


eileeninmd said...

Hello, Jen
I am glad to see your milkweed, the caterpillars and butterflies are doing so well there.
I have not seen a Monarch butterfly yet. Love the sweet deer video. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, I appreciate the visit and comment.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Monarch caterpillar is so beautiful. What's the slug up to?

Tom said...

...this morning I was in my garden, the slugs are happy and I'm not!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Ughe, that reminded me of certain caterpillars that reside on mango trees in India, and at one point in the year the drop on silk like this and if one is not careful and they get anywhere near the skin, the whole body becomes an unbearable rash!!! YAM xx

Rain said...

Hi Jenn :) Oh the deerflies how I HATE them. Poor mama. We have lots of really huge crows around here lately too. They look so tough, but they are easily scared away by the Mourning Doves and Finches lol!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Got lots of milkweed but so far haven't seen any tussock moths or monarch caterpillars around. We usually do, guess I just have to look closer.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The deer flies are really bad here this year for some reason. They love to bite my bare legs! lol Love your photos and videos! Hugs!

RedPat said...

I have nothing on my milkweed!

William Kendall said...

Crows can be very vocal.

Ontario Wanderer said...

I have seen slugs on threads a few time. Nothing to do with the moths as far as I know.