You would think I'd never find anything new in the few acres I walk in my back yard. Wrong.
The first isn't too unexpected, but I haven't seen a single caterpillar for days now... no evidence that the monarch is making a cocoon. But that milkweed stalk was not about to give up the battle for life. It's trying desperately to sprout some new leaves. Just as desperate for food is one milkweed tussock moth caterpillar that was hiding somewhere. Any bets on how much of those little leaves will be left in the morning?
The next two are similar, and are complete surprises. I've shown you my clump of white pines out back, several times before. For the first time ever, I found two baby white pines that I did not plant. So these had to have grown from cones of the ones I did plant.
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