Posts by Anita

Why Do Swallows Love Puddles?

Posted by on May 24, 2022 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Why Do Swallows Love Puddles?

Barn swallows scoop up beakfuls of mud to build a strong nest that endures like pottery. It might take a thousand separate trips to the mud source before the nest is complete.

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The Dandelion Strategy: Why Dandelions Are Such Successful Plants

Posted by on May 12, 2022 in flowers, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

The Dandelion Strategy: Why Dandelions Are Such Successful Plants

Flowers are publicity, and dandelions excel at the marketing game. That bright yellow beckons pollinators, and each flower head has hundreds of individual blossoms.

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Why Do Butterflies Love Puddles?

Posted by on May 4, 2022 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Why Do Butterflies Love Puddles?

Butterflies seek out puddles, drawn to their muddy margins as though to a garden of flowers. It’s not nectar they’re after. They absorb salts. minerals, and nutrients they need to survive.

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Bird Bathtub

Posted by on Apr 26, 2022 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Bird Bathtub

Birds dive into a puddle like kids playing in the pool. But all that splashing isn’t just for fun. Birds need to bathe their feathers often to keep them in peak flying condition.

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Why Do Kids Love Puddles?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2022 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Why Do Kids Love Puddles?

Why is it that as soon as kids can toddle, they head for the nearest puddle? A puddle is just the right size for the smallest explorers.

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