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Failed at Frogger

Life is made mostly of proteins.  Protein is about 16% nitrogen.  Plants convert sunlight into sugars, and the structures of plants are made of cellulose.  Sugars and cellulose don’t contain nitrogen.  As a result, plants contain a significantly lower percentage … Continue reading

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We are Butterfly Bait

I hadn’t seen my brother Carl in several months, and I was getting the urge to chase butterflies near where he lives.  So I called him up.  Carl brought his son John and I brought my son Max.  I was … Continue reading

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Butterflies and Fruit

We put out some orange slices for birds, mainly Baltimore orioles, in the spring.  They were put out every few days in the spring.  Then in late June, the orioles quit coming to the fruit.  It is still out there, … Continue reading

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Hackberry Emperor

Butterflies are not known for making noise, although there are a few species of adults and larva that do.  If they fly close enough you can hear their wing beats, however. This hackberry emperor, Asterocampa celtis, buzzed by my ear yesterday, and flew … Continue reading

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