April 2nd, 2010

First Of Season. We had a lot of those yesterday.

  • First time the thermometer hit 80°F.
  • First chipping sparrow. On the ground under the sunflower seed feeder.
  • First butterfly. A Cabbage White. And the second butterfly, a male Falcate Orangetip, constantly fluttering but stopping long enough on a Bluet flower for me to see it clearly.
  • First tick. Ick.

No pictures of any of these because yesterday was also the first day we spent all day working in the garden. Mostly the kitchen garden, but I’m also continuing to move some ornamental plants from Tangled Branches North to Tangled Branches South. The plant-munching critters continue to be a problem here at Tangled Branches South, but I moved some daylilies yesterday in defiance of the odds. So far, I had avoided planting known deer candy. We’ll see what happens.

I will make an effort to take some photos today. The Bluets have been in bloom for a week and I’m hoping to find Spring Beauties down by the stream.

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