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Queen Anne’s Lace: Why the Purple?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in flowers, summer, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Queen Anne’s Lace: Why the Purple?

What is the purpose of the purple flower in the center of Queen Anne’s lace? The answer is: no one knows. Maybe it’s a target for pollinators.

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Katydids: The Nightly Debate

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in insects, night, summer, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 0 comments

Katydids: The Nightly Debate

Katydids are calling in endless argument: katy-did, katy-didn’t. Many voices raised in eternal disagreement. Sort of like Congress.

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Crabgrass: Green Spider

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in summer, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Crabgrass: Green Spider

It’s the closest thing in the plant world to a spider: many-legged, sprawling, sneaky, ubiquitous. Hated.

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Birdsfoot Trefoil: Unmowed

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in flowers, summer, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Birdsfoot Trefoil: Unmowed

Here’s what can happen when the mower goes AWOL.

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A Hover of Hummingbirds

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in flowers, summer, Unmowed Blog | 2 comments

A Hover of Hummingbirds

Want to see hummingbirds? Think red. Think bee balm.

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Dance of the Slug

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in summer, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 3 comments

Dance of the Slug

From the shapeless body poke long-stalked eyes, as the slug checks you out.  A slug’s personality can really blossom in front of an audience.

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