|Just look at that babyface|
Now that you know I not only hear voices but also answer them, I'll probably lose the few readers I have... but wait! Everybody wants to watch a train wreck, so I might get more readers! Yeah, that's the ticket, you get to watch and see if Cliff puts me away.
Missouri Conservation department, there are no true terrapins in Missouri, but I had mistakingly learned to call them that. The proper term is box turtles.
Last year I read that Monarch butterflies are endangered because the only thing they eat is milkweed leaves, and farmers have taken up a lot of the land where weeds used to grow by planting crops. They suggested we should go to a nursery and buy some milkweed plants; I bought one, and was thrilled to see a Monarch caterpillar (larvae) on it, although I never saw it make a chrysalis. I'll never know what happened to it... maybe one of the birds I feed had it for dinner.
Anyway, many of my flowers are done blooming for this year, so I was pulling weeds and cutting down some flowers. There is a vine that insists on invading my flower bed every year. As I was jerking about 20 years of vine out that had wound around the tops of some flowers, I noticed there were pods on it and, on inspecting them, realized they were milkweed pods.
So I'm the fool who went and bought a milkweed plant when I had plenty of milkweed plants at home. They are different varieties of milkweed, since the one I bought is not a vine; but Monarchs like all of the varieties of milkweed. I'm going to watch for someplace near a sunny fencerow where I can plant the seeds in the pods. I'll make this place a Monarch Butterfly hotel!
That's it folks!