At a trail at the Theodore Wirth park in Minnesota. Saturday May 10
Looks a lot like Motherwort, but already has the smell of garlic. Once plant grows it will be easier to tell just by looking at it. Future posts will show future growth stages of garlic mustard. Very invasive plant, pull, eat or discard appropriately.
It’s been a cold spring season in MN this year (2014).
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One of my favorite celestial objects, the sun.
Photos taken in Savage, MN on 09/23/2012
Make sure to click on the photos for the full-size. Then spend some time exploring the colors of these intense sun rays, look at the clouds, and the areas around the sun for many colorful pieces of natural art curtsey the sun and water vapor.
Why is the sky not blue? because this is a photo of the sun, not the sky.
Last Tuesday before heading out to work I noticed many white worms all over the lid of the refuse container (i.e. trash bin). There was plenty of dew on the car and the trash bin lid was also pretty wet, however the photos don’t clearly show the amount of dew present on the lid.
These little worms were knee deep in dew.
Do you see the pairs? why are they next to each other like that?
These aren’t the usual kind of worms I”m used to seeing, will these turn to butterflies or some other flying insect?
If you click on a photo to enlarge it you will notice the water surrounding the worms.
Later on that day, 1/3rd the worms were “dead by drying” in the sun light, the rest were gone, somewhere. Maybe birds ate them, maybe they went back into the trash bin to eat trash, I donno.
Well, I think they looked pretty and cute, a bit unusual for a garden worm.. I thought they looked interesting / cool. You might agree.
If you thought these worms were anything but gross, I hope this next piece of info doesn’t change your mind: These are maggots.
They must have come out of the trash bin some how, they are the larva of flies (house flies, blow-flies, and cheese flies). In this case I believe these are from blow-flies.
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Why & What?
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