What are the Odds!

I wonder what the odds are of walking around the weedpatch,

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  seeing a silvery checkerspot,

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and turning the corner and finding a pearl cresent?

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Silvery checkerspots are double-brooded, and the early ones lay their eggs on winged crownbeard.

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Pearl crescents lay their eggs on asters.

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I’m sure there’s plenty of asters growing in my weed patch for the pearl crescents. 

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Winged crownbeard and wingstem are “cousins. ” The crownbeard blooms later in the summer.

 

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8 responses to this post.

  1. it is beautiful, I love butterflies !

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  2. Posted by Therese on June 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Beautiful job, Kathy.

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  3. It’s good to let the plants that they like grow. That’s what I try to do here.

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