Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Skippers love many wetland and prairie plants, so the greater variety of plants in your yard the greater the variety of butterflies, skipper moths and other easy-to-please pets you'll have

Please click on image to enlarge photo of skipper moth nectaring at World Peace Wetland Prairie on August 24, 2010.

Please click on images to enlarge wider view of bumblebee on tall-green milkweed one day before mowing brought down the plant on Pinnacle Prairie west of World Peace Wetland Prairie.
To understand the overall importance of protecting such native plants from mowing throughout the growing season, one particular book provides a clear explanation: Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy.

Please click on image to ENLARGE view of Pinnacle Prairie wildflowers and insects on August 19, 2010.

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