rain and hail and mist and hot and 2 dragonflies. blue jays. robins. chickadees. sparrows. a kestrel with 1 sparrow. hawks. red-wing blackbirds.
a bat. trying to determine butterflies. so there's a white admiral that's actually black with white bands, quite a few. an orange-black with jaggedy wings, or its white rim is an illusion of jaggedness. painted lady? red admiral? monarch? fluttery white ones, and tiny in-the-grass ones.
conclusion. butterflies are difficult to chase and gone in split seconds. 4-dot ladybugs. several big (edible-looking) mushrooms. gophers. thunderstorms. centipedes.
it's hot w/ dragonflies. & recipes - garlic scapes.
- mushroomscape -
2 dream deer. coyotes, a pheasant, hawks. and one fine bush lily!
chives. some 3 dandelion flowers. it was a pine siskin, not a yellow sparrow, and there was a red-winged blackbird in cattails. skunk, deer, frogs, grouse.
spring dandelion-potato salad. cut hot cooked potatoes into washed fresh greens (the heat will slightly wilt and debitter). add oil, mint, caraway seed, chives, salt and pepper to taste. neat-o. checking edible flowers: lilacs, dandelions, elder on Pinterest.
dandelion: Asteraceae (genus: Taraxacum). edible in its entirety.
dried roots, for dandelion root coffee.
phenology & plant families, garden hardiness zone 4
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