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80 Acres: blog post on grasses [Oct. 21st, 2009|08:37 am]
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The rain has really made the warm-season grasses put out flowers and seeds, which they were not doing nearly as much during the drought (including last fall.)

So I photographed some of them and put up a "Happy Grasses" post on the 80 Acres blog.


[User Picture]From: moonsinger
2009-10-21 03:41 pm (UTC)
I've noticed that the grackles have been out a lot in the grass and eating seeds I presume. It is nice to see green grass again instead of that brown dying stuff.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-10-21 03:47 pm (UTC)
I'd bet they're also after insects that come out of the ground, worms, etc.

I'm not seeing many of them here, but we don't have many except in migration.

What I noticed today is a snailseed vine so heavy with bright red berries that it's dragged the Rose of Sharon plant it was growing on into an arch.

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[User Picture]From: moonsinger
2009-10-21 05:24 pm (UTC)
Hadn't thought of that. No doubt lots of worms and bugs to hunt. One other thing we've had is a massive butterfly migration, but they aren't monarchs, they're a smaller butterfly and so fast that I couldn't get the colors or take a picture.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-10-21 07:06 pm (UTC)
The Texas butterfly listserv has reported massive migrations of American snouts, so that could be what you saw.

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