Thursday, September 8, 2022

Skywatch Friday - 8 September 2022 Edition


This is the monarch waystation on Tulsa's Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area. I volunteered to water it this past year. So when there is no rain for several days I show up and string about three long hoses together and water it for 30 to 60 minutes depending on how hot it is, how much it has rained recently, etc. We plant only native plants so I look at my job as supplementing nature. I am just trying to keep the plants from dying. So far I have seen one monarch butterfly and a whole lot of swallowtails and loads of bees, hornets, and wasps. I've talked to lots of curious people and sprayed water on a few very hot mountain bikers who stopped. It's been fun! It goes on year round.

I'm just glad the plants haven't died. There is an event called Monarchs on the Mountain later this month. I'd feel terrible if all the plants had died!

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