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Old 09-18-2015, 07:27 PM   #2001
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Dad said I had a milkweed when he mowed. He said he would stop mowing them in his yard, too.
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:32 PM   #2002
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Growing up in the Midwest Monarchs were the only butterflies. Loved them!
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:47 PM   #2003
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Another pet spider at the front door. This one is much smaller than the other one:
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Sadly, I had to move the lovely girl at the back door, she kept stringing her web so I'd keep having to do the Limbo to get down the steps. And she was attaching the web to one of my hibiscus, which I plan to bring indoors, minus spiders. Hopefully she'll like her new home.
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:22 PM   #2004
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"....the Limbo..." I hope she adapts to her new home too, Dawg.

On the other hand, I had to permanently remove 3 black widow spiders from various places in the garage today. Big ones, too.
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:31 PM   #2005
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Sounds like you have swallowtails. They are beautiful. Ours here like parsley.

Monarchs are bright orange and black.

We had a lot of dragonflies here this year, love them too.
When I was about four or five, there were a lot of dragonflies every summer on our property. So many, that they created a humming sound as they darted around. My sister told me that they would sew my mouth shut. I spent the whole summer walking around with my mouth wide open. As wide as I could get it. And if I saw one near me, I put my hands over my mouth and ran. I wouldn't take them down until I could get far away from them.
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"....the Limbo..." I hope she adapts to her new home too, Dawg.

On the other hand, I had to permanently remove 3 black widow spiders from various places in the garage today. Big ones, too.

Black widows! Hope you had your tongs, Cheryl!

We have them here too, along with brown recluses. Thankfully I haven't encountered any yet.

I'm not concerned about tarantulas down south, they're pretty harmless. A friend in Mexico has to regularily remove them from her house with her dedicated tongs. She discovered one on her pillow. After she woke up.
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When I was about four or five, there were a lot of dragonflies every summer on our property. So many, that they created a humming sound as they darted around. My sister told me that they would sew my mouth shut. I spent the whole summer walking around with my mouth wide open. As wide as I could get it. And if I saw one near me, I put my hands over my mouth and ran. I wouldn't take them down until I could get far away from them.

That's funny, Addie! We also have what we call darning needles, a small variety of dragonfly, with bright blue bodies.
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Black widows! Hope you had your tongs, Cheryl!

We have them here too, along with brown recluses. Thankfully I haven't encountered any yet.

I'm not concerned about tarantulas down south, they're pretty harmless.
When Pirate was 16, his girlfriend gave him a tarantula as a present for his birthday. Very soft fur.
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That's funny, Addie! We have what we call darning needles, a small variety of dragonfly, with bright blue bodies.
Don't let them sew your mouth shut. But on the other hand if you have any mending that needs doing, leave it out and maybe they will do it for you.
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When Pirate was 16, his girlfriend gave him a tarantula as a present for his birthday. Very soft fur.

Glad he got a gentle one. Tarantulas can shoot their hairs and cause skin and eye irritation when they're frightened.
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