Saturday, July 30, 2016

New Lives And Warm Weather Walk

Toad Lily


Tussock Moth larvae will defoliate a milkweed plant fast.The wingless female moth lays eggs on top of the cocoon she emerged from.


Only stems left after the  hatch and buffet
Prairie Castle
I so enjoy cannas
On the river






A tiny mint

15 comments:

  1. great pictures love the dragonflies

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  2. I'd never heard of a toad lily before, but I loved your images of them, especially that second one. It makes me think of a windmill. Great dragonfly shots, and the cannas picture is lovely.

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  3. Hi Steve - wonderful photos ... and it always amazes me how those larvae strip plants down to the stalk ... and I recognised the Red Winged Blackbird ... but the flowers are gorgeous too .. cheers Hilary

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  4. Beautiful walk. Those cannas are fabulous! And, dragonflies are a favorite, though I haven't gotten a good photo in a long time. They never seem to hold still long enough... or maybe it's that I don't!

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  5. What great photos.
    Yikes! The larvae did take out that milkweed plant.

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  6. Enjoyed the photos. I love the tiger lilies. We have orange lilies which grow wild.

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  7. wonderful photos as always.

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  8. Oh my but those larvae are plant pirañas! They made short work of the milkweed! That's one shiny prairie castle! I didn't even think you had castles on the prairie! Good one!

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  9. That's an unusual lily. Those caterpillars like to eat.

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  10. Lovely flowers! You did a great job on the critter close-ups.

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  11. The dragonfly just looks so elegant. Beautiful pictures.

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  12. I have a different plant called toad lily that blooms in the fall. mine are purple and spotted and the foliage is completely different.

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  13. I've never seen a toad lily in the wild. Just gorgeous...:)

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  14. I like the toad lily. That's the first time I've ever seen one.

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  15. I've never heard prairie castle before! I love it. As always great photos and thanks for the walk.

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