My happy moment of the day was seeing a big patch of 3-foot-tall milkweed – that means two things, a) monarch butterflies and b) lady beetles eating oleander aphids. Didn’t see oleander aphids, actually, but where there is milkweed there they soon are. Some ants were tending a little flock of black aphids on the milkweed, I don’t know what kind those were. I’ll be checking for both clusters of pointy orange eggs and single round green eggs every time I walk by those plants.
The wonders of milkweed
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