Monthly Archives: January 2015

What is your State Butterfly

A number of the states here in the U.S. designate state birds, state flowers, and even state soil types.  Some have either state butterflies or state insects (or both).  Iowa does not currently have a state butterfly, but some folks … Continue reading

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Looking out the Window

I feel extremely fortunate to be able to live in a rural area.  We get to see the night sky.  We have five species of frogs on our property, and they will start calling in a few short weeks. We … Continue reading

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Winter Shots

I find myself out of shape and out of practice with my camera.  We have had an unusual winter this year–very cold in November, and very cold for the first few days of January.  Today it is warm, however–barely above … Continue reading

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Farm Supplies

A local farm supply store included this flier in the Sunday paper. Really?  30 round magazines? Guns are not toys.  

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2014 Butterflies

When I can I take a walk over my lunch break at work.  And in the summer I count the butterflies I see.  Here are my results for 2014. This chart represents the number of butterfly observations per hour.  I … Continue reading

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