I have read that all parts of the plant contain opium. It is something to be wary of in a yard previously owned by others. I once rented a room in a house that had such plants growing out back.
But this stuff looks almost like kale or something.
Is a box turtle behaving like that necessarily "wanting to brumate"?
Might it not derive some benefit similar to those associated with brumation merely by slowing down and fasting? And meditating deeply on matters of cosmic importance? Without the risks of brumation?
Would it not...
Any entomologists aboard?
This is the base of a white oak with some poison ivy, etc. For days i have been noticing all these bugs swarming noisily around this spot: yellow hornets plus bald-faced hornets, houseflies, horseflies, butterflies, and some smaller flies or something.
I have no idea...
I would set the heater stat only a bit hotter than the external stat. Then if the latter fails and is always-on, the temp will only go up a few degrees, and you are likely to notice that if you monitor,
To be fair, they DID send a 29.95 "gift card" which is supposedly good for 1 year that i can credit toward anything they sell. But it seems their prices start at 29.95 plus shipping, and there is nothing i crave to plant now on their site. But i've got a year to mull it over.
Just be sure no bad pesticides have been used on the lawn or trees.
When i was a tree trimmer in Austin, red mulberries were one of the trees that would tend to sprout up everywhere and need to be cut down. Some people would plant "seedless" (male) ones because otherwise the berries would...
I have to take back what i said. I do not recommend them. The persimmon is doing fine. I waited until end of Feb to plant it. The "Siberian" pomegranate died down to the ground despite a mild winter. I had paid $12 for a 1-yr warranty, so i requested a refund using their form, submitted photos...
Depends on how your native soil is! If it's reasonably friable and has decent organic matter you might get away with that, but then mulch it with something good.
I have terrible mountaintop clay with sandstone, so i dug up an area (meaning, i pulled out the large rocks to make a hole) and worked...
I have some like this guy i photgraphed years ago:
Also i once noticed a hare of some sort.
I found this purported hare print online:
That might well be it.
Nah, it's just uneven rocky clay terrain with mud over it. The drainage stream from my pond spillway. I was clearing little obstructions to the desired path when i noticed this.
There are no claw indentations which seems to rule out coons and possums. That only leaves space aliens.