blue jays. flickers. great horned owl. hairy woodpecker. ravens. robins. hawks aplenty, 1 wingèd stoop. crows. a hornworm.* butterflies. bees.
2 coyotes. a skunk. rabbits, 1 juvenile. 2 fawns.
a ladybug in flight. wild raspberries. a tall sunflower grove.
*Whoa, sphinx moths can have up to a 14" proboscis.
**Amaranthaceae - spinach, beet, sugarbeet, chard, quinoa, 'pigweed family'
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.
thinkin' about phenology wheels and plant families. garden hardiness zone 4a/3.
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