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Outside My Window: a Bird Watcher's View of the World

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Butterflies Taste With Their Feet - (posted: 07/27/2015)
We normally see butterflies visiting flowers but they also flit from leaf to leaf. Adult butterflies are on a mission to reproduce. Yes they sip flower nectar along the way but the males are looking for females and the females are looking for... more

Quickweed - (posted: 07/26/2015)
This flower is blooming everywhere right now but we never notice it. Its beauty is tiny and the plant is a weed so we pass it by. Galinsoga or Quickweed is an annual in the Aster family with small daisy like flowers with five notched petals. T... more

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