Our babe’s have flown the nest. There were five eggs laid, but only four babies survived. I tried to catch the first flight – but missed it. Here’s a parting shot of the final four finch babies before they abandoned their chateau on our porch.
Finally it’s summer so we have officially started the monarch nursery. Here’s a picture of the voracious colons in action. We have 12 cocoons and at least another 20 caterpillars in the nursery. Each day we check our milkweed for new babies – saving them from the birds that love our backyard. We’re hoping to have 50 monarchs this summer!