Saturday, May 23, 2020

Wildlife

As we plant more native Michigan/Midwest flowers, bushes, and milkweed, we are experiencing an increase in pollinators!

We have a long way to go yet, as I'd like to replace every inch of lawn.

Here are a few images of what's coming up:

Raindrops on clover

Jack-In-The-Pulpit

Wild Ginger bloom
They flower right at the base of the plant, on the ground!

Pussytoes

Our bee house

Bats!

Paddy O'Malley is backyard security!

19 comments:

  1. We love your wildlife photos. And of course, Paddy!

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  2. We have a bat house and have never gotten bats in it.

    It looks like Paddy is doing a great job at security.

    The Florida Furkids

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  3. Really cool photos and Paddy is doing a terrific job!

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  4. Paddy looks very alert, ready for anything.

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  5. Great pictures. Love seeing the wild life. Have a terrific day.

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  6. Pawesome pics guys and we love your bee house, it's epic!

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  7. Great images of wildlife. Raindrops on clover are beautiful! Paddy is a wonderful security kitty :-)

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  8. Oooo! The garden is looking good!

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  9. How exciting! My yard was very shady into I lost or removed several trees and all the flora is changing. I have to do another inventory and change my diagram. Happy gardening!

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  10. Mr. O'Malley, I envy you your kingdom! I heard people are finding five-leaf clovers..have you discovered any in your travels? - Tom x

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  11. I like that bat house. Great photos- especially of PO'M.

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  12. The battle of the weeds is the worst. We wish your parents luck. They are relentless.

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  13. I forget that bats are pollinators too! PO'M, love every photo of that charmer

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  14. I LOVE your yard and the wildness in it. I would love to have the same. PO'M you are the cat's Meow of Security! I adore the bee house. One of my human bros has his down on a tree. I don't think it's had any inhabitants...

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  15. That is such a terrific yard. Lots of neat stuff. Have a great day.

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  16. We had jack-in-the-pulpit Down East. It's always best to plant native species. It's what supposed to be there, anyway. And bats are good, too.

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  17. Wow! You are creating a little natural oasis in your yard, I love it! The bats are wonderful, you are Superheroes!

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