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Nancy Dugas-Gilmore
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Wow...already the end of August!
Things are busy in the Gilmore nursery AND I am also 'cat' sitting for 13 for a friend~ Hers are in the small cube. All are in chrysalis. That's nice because no more eating and pooping! lol     I have already released 19 but I have to tell you about the las...
Wow...already the end of August!
Wow...already the end of August!
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A crazy day indeed!
    First thing this morning I went out to check for milkweed seeds. This is the pod of a swamp milkweed. I will collect until mid October and I will give away in these cute little bags. Instructions for planning included.    This guy climbed to the top of ...
A crazy day indeed!
A crazy day indeed!
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Soon things will start changing....
A couple of years ago I did sign up as part as the Monarch Waystation. These guys are getting soooo big. That's what happens when all you do is EAT, sleep and yeah, poop!    This what I have the 16 cats in now...soon to start climbing to the top to go into ...
Soon things will start changing....
Soon things will start changing....
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The caterpillars are getting fat....
  Here you can see 6 of the 9 cats that are in one cage.                                                 Let's play peekaboo!   Here we have 3 cats in cage #2. I do like the larger floral tubes because I'm able to have a lot of milkweed to feed the cats. Al...
The caterpillars are getting fat....
The caterpillars are getting fat....
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More Cats...
  This morning while making my usual milkweed check I did come across 3 more tiny caterpillars.  Like I have said before it's not my desire to 'save them all'. So for now, there is a total of 12...and no egg from yesterdays find. ): I did experience somethi...
More Cats...
More Cats...
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Sooner then I expected...
...on the monarch end~ I collected 7 very small caterpillars this morning and what might be one egg.                    How many can you find?   See 4?   Note sure if its an egg but time will tell. Usually when it hatches, it's cream colored. Then in about ...
Sooner then I expected...
Sooner then I expected...
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Let's see...where were we?
  Pretty much at this point it's quite in the Gilmore nursery. 5 chrysalis are hanging, waiting out the 9-14 days before they enclose. Which is a good thing. During this time I had cataract surgery on my right eye on July 5th. Then 3 days later I drove 4 ho...
Let's see...where were we?
Let's see...where were we?
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Hi friends,
It's been a month since I last posted. So I'm going to play 'catch up' before the fall migration begins.  This is #5. So darn cute. I kept looking at the pic and in the background looked a little 'weird'. So I got a  better shot.   Just a little recap: This...
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Hi friends,
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Morning friends
  Yesterday was like any other morning, coffee mug in hand checking milkweed plants in the butterfly garden for possible monarch eggs. Nope, but how did I miss this!     This caterpillar is a few days old. In my search found 3 more. I look for: Eggs underne...
Morning friends
Morning friends
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