Took a few good sunset pics from Chisolm’s Park last night. (I refuse to call it MacNeill Park). Also caught a heron, and seagull feasting on some seafood …
Cousins having fun in the pool. HjL and her cousin KaH had a blast in the pool. HjL really liked her new swim vest, and she was floating and swimming in no time … 🏊
I spotted this raggedy looking caterpillar walking across our dining room floor. It is an ugly mother. It seems to be some sort of Greater Oak Dagger moth larva, and how it got inside, I do not know. I just hope I brought it home on me clothes, […]
We have a new Pez Sours Watermelon Mascot added to the Mascot series. It’s another Pez Exclusive, and a welcome addition to the Leone Pez collection and museum … 🍉
Watch 11 shed it’s old skin and complete it’s cocoon. 🐛 🔜 🦋
Black Swallowtails 8,9 and 10 have emerged since yesterday. All females. Brings our season total up to 5 males, and 5 females so far. As it happens, 3 years ago yesterday, we had 3 females emerge on the same day. 11 and 12 finished their cocoons, and are […]
We have new Animal Crossing Pez dispensers for the Pez collection. I don’t know who they are, but I have them. They are based on a popular Nintendo video game series.There is Businessman Tom Nook, who is a Tanuki or Japanese Racoon dog, K.K. Slider is a traveling […]
Another female swallowtail dropped in, and left about 8 more eggs. I tried to get her to land on my hand, which she didn’t. But, I got some good shadow pics instead, and a few blurry captures the few times she stood still. And a nice pose of […]
Here’s a pic of what a caterpillar does when you annoy it. I was changing fennel, and ticked it off, so out pops it’s nasty smelling yellow thingy to warn me away…
It’s been a busy few days at the Leone Wildlife Preserve and butterfly conservatory. We have the squirrel siblings cavorting, and snuggling at the stump. I spotted a Mourning Dove nest in the front tree, with momma likely sitting on her eggs. The bees and a few white […]
Have I mentioned, I like dragonflys. There were a few that stopped by. I love their look.
That’s right folks, I spotted Polk High’s own Al Bundy at Jones Beach. We all know about Al – In 1966, Al Bundy scored four touchdowns in a single game while playing for the Polk High School Panthers in the 1966 city championship game versus Andrew Johnson High […]
We have caterpillars 11 and 12, and a bunch of new eggs. Whilst 8,9,10 are still baking in their cocoons, I spotted 2 more caterpillars on the front fennel, and dill. And it also looks like one of our girls returned, and left us about a dozen 2nd […]
We have the new PEZimals dispensers. There’s Gigi the Giraffe, Milo the Monkey, and Ella the Elephant. A herd of cool critters…Great additions to the Pez collection, and Leone Pez Museum.
Our last 3 caterpillars, 8,9,10 have cocooned, and begin their metamorphosis. It’s been a crazy few days. They ate like animals, and one of them even tried to make a run for it. I left the cover off of the Critter Crib™, and before we knew it, it […]
We have new Buzz Lightyear and ET 40th Anniversary Pez dispensers added to the Pez collection. Buzz is wearing his new XL15 suit, and the E.T.s are on mini-stem, in both plain, and his red cloak, with special 40th Anniversary gift set. Phone home, Elliot … 👽
7 emerged yesterday. And in a nod to a special day for America, she’s our 2nd female for the season. She has left the Leone Nature Preserve, and her remaining 3 cousins are eating and growing quite well.
6 emerged before we woke up this morning, and we had to go look for it. We have another male, and this one was chilling by the window. He’s on the lantana now waiting for the time to fly. We’ll call him FrankieV to celebrate a graduation… 🦋 […]
Now that’s not very nice. I went to secure the 5 caterpillars on the fennel in the garden, and only found 3. The praying mantis was over the carcass of one of the caterpillars, cleaning hisself up after the snack. I suspect that’s where the other one went. […]
I spotted these 2 mourning doves, french kissing on the tree. After a while of that, they knocked boots, then did a little more kissing, before taking off to find dinner 💞
Of the 3 cocoons we have left, #5 emerged today, and is a beautiful girl named Maria. She’s our first female of the season. I hope we get more. She spent time on the lantana, and then on her way to make more butterflies… And I spotted 5 […]
Yesterday we had 4 of the butterflies emerge from their cocoons. All 4 happened to be males, which will help spread the species a little while longer. #2 was our upside down guy, and #4 was still inside when HjL was watching it, and it snuck out the […]
Yesterday, #7, the last caterpillar cocooned. We have all 7 in their chrysalis now. Here’s what it looks like as they enter that phase. This process takes time. The video was sped up just a tad, or you’d all fall asleep … There’s also a full family portrait. […]
Spotted my first Black Swallowtail butterfly in the wild, while walking through PCP. At home, we have 6 caterpillars cocooned, and one is still eating away. And I spotted new eggs on the backyard fennel. 🐛 🦋
Spotted this Yellow Warbler @PCP, inviting a lady to dinner, singing and offering all sorts of tiny insects …
Here’s a prequel to this morning’s Strawberry Supermoon, from last night. I wasn’t gonna be awake at 3am, so 99.8% will have to do … oh, and the color is ‘enhanced’ …
Congratulations, and lots of luck to our DiL, BmL on the Grand Opening of her new store in Massapequa. Se Trouver Boutique is now open for business, and we hope you enjoy the experience of being a small business owner. We love you !!!
5 of the caterpillars have cocooned over the last 2 days, while the younger 2 are still eating and growing. One of these guys is even upside down. We should have beautiful butterflies in about 7-10 days. I even managed to get a nice family portrait … 🐛🐛 […]
I heard these crazy loud ‘caw caws’ outside. Spotted what I hope are very large crows Ravens on a tree across the road. Cause if they’re ravens, they don’t belong here. There were 4 or 5, and they were making a racket. Even had Blue Jays chasing around […]
Our caterpillars have grown quite large, and 5 are getting ready to cocoon. I found another 2 in the garden, so our new total is 7. And now, we have to keep them in the Critter Crib™, or we risk having runners. Like this guy, within moments of […]