Today was the first Queen Butterfly we’ve seen for 2010. She was laying eggs on the Milkweed. I never could manage to get a decent picture of her as she was constantly flying about.
You may also notice all the Aphids on the Milkweed. I’ve tried spraying them and wiping them off by hand. I’m just learning to live with them for now.
On another note, Leecy and I were letting the dogs out for their final potty break of the night and I noticed a small pair of golden eyes staring back at me. I grabbed the flashlight and starting walking towards the eyes. I expected a small Raccoon, but as I got closer, it was definitely not a Raccoon. It was a baby Skunk!
Luckily I noticed those eyes before I let the dogs out, as Sascha (German Shepherd) has a great nose for wild animals. She’s been the one who has found most of the Raccoons, Mice, injured Birds, etc. I can only imagine what would have happened if she would have scented that Skunk! She wouldn’t have hurt it, but she almost definitely would have stunk.