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It’s predicted to be a hot, muggy, summer day today.  To help our critters, I scrubbed out all 6 bird baths and filled them with clean water.  One bird feeder is full of crackers and oats and one feeder is full of apples and oranges.  

Our first Monarch to visit this season!
Monarchs are so beautiful and so intriguing.  They can travel 3000 miles or more when they migrate.  The Monarchs in our area - east of the Rockies - winter in central Mexico.  The sad thing is - their population is rapidly declining due to loss of food, extreme climate fluctuations in North America, and deforestation.  For food, the young Monarchs depend on Milkweed - which is also in decline due to herbicides being used.  Corn and soybean, agribusiness farmers, are not fans of Milkweed.  So if you want to help the Monarch repopulate - plant Milkweed where ever you can!    
Our first Monarch to visit this season!
Monarchs are so beautiful and so intriguing.  They can travel 3000 miles or more when they migrate.  The Monarchs in our area - east of the Rockies - winter in central Mexico.  The sad thing is - their population is rapidly declining due to loss of food, extreme climate fluctuations in North America, and deforestation.  For food, the young Monarchs depend on Milkweed - which is also in decline due to herbicides being used.  Corn and soybean, agribusiness farmers, are not fans of Milkweed.  So if you want to help the Monarch repopulate - plant Milkweed where ever you can!    

Our first Monarch to visit this season!

Monarchs are so beautiful and so intriguing.  They can travel 3000 miles or more when they migrate.  The Monarchs in our area - east of the Rockies - winter in central Mexico.  The sad thing is - their population is rapidly declining due to loss of food, extreme climate fluctuations in North America, and deforestation.  For food, the young Monarchs depend on Milkweed - which is also in decline due to herbicides being used.  Corn and soybean, agribusiness farmers, are not fans of Milkweed.  So if you want to help the Monarch repopulate - plant Milkweed where ever you can!    

Over the weekend we drove the Parade of Ponds.  An event where local homeowners, who have built back yard/garden ponds, invite the public in to view/ask questions/take pictures of their ponds.  It was amazing!  The tickets were $10/person and all money collected was donated to our local children’s hospital burn unit.  We met some very interesting people who have a passion for their ponds.  We were there to learn and get ideas.  We’re hoping to build a pond of our own next summer.  
Over the weekend we drove the Parade of Ponds.  An event where local homeowners, who have built back yard/garden ponds, invite the public in to view/ask questions/take pictures of their ponds.  It was amazing!  The tickets were $10/person and all money collected was donated to our local children’s hospital burn unit.  We met some very interesting people who have a passion for their ponds.  We were there to learn and get ideas.  We’re hoping to build a pond of our own next summer.  
Over the weekend we drove the Parade of Ponds.  An event where local homeowners, who have built back yard/garden ponds, invite the public in to view/ask questions/take pictures of their ponds.  It was amazing!  The tickets were $10/person and all money collected was donated to our local children’s hospital burn unit.  We met some very interesting people who have a passion for their ponds.  We were there to learn and get ideas.  We’re hoping to build a pond of our own next summer.  
Over the weekend we drove the Parade of Ponds.  An event where local homeowners, who have built back yard/garden ponds, invite the public in to view/ask questions/take pictures of their ponds.  It was amazing!  The tickets were $10/person and all money collected was donated to our local children’s hospital burn unit.  We met some very interesting people who have a passion for their ponds.  We were there to learn and get ideas.  We’re hoping to build a pond of our own next summer.  

Over the weekend we drove the Parade of Ponds.  An event where local homeowners, who have built back yard/garden ponds, invite the public in to view/ask questions/take pictures of their ponds.  It was amazing!  The tickets were $10/person and all money collected was donated to our local children’s hospital burn unit.  We met some very interesting people who have a passion for their ponds.  We were there to learn and get ideas.  We’re hoping to build a pond of our own next summer.  

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