Momo: look at the pretty leaves
Bear: fall is overrated i want snow
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West coast friends, this is the time of year we begin thinking (again) with some concern about monarchs. If you remember, western monarchs are their own population. Unlike their cousins that migrate from Mexico to regions in the east, western monarchs overwinter along the coast of California and migrate to regions west of the Rockies.
Sadly, their population has declined from about 4.5 million in the 1980’s to just 28,429 individuals.
The Xerces Society with volunteers count monarchs in November and again at the end of December/beginning of January. Counting this year begins Nov. 16th, which is right around the corner.
Issues such as loss of habitat, pesticide/herbicide use, and climate change have the biggest impact on pollinators like monarchs.
If you want to make a difference, you can 1. plant for pollinators. Grow an organic, diverse range of plants that provide food and habitat. Flowers like these asters are a start. 2. Plant milkweed. Monarchs only lay eggs on milkweed. This is their host plant. Grow native milkweed varieties if you can find them. If you’re growing tropical milkweed, be sure to cut it down to the ground right around now. Ask me why in comments. 3. Grow your garden using organic practices and buy organic whenever possible. Organic food may seem more expensive at first glance, but cheap food comes at the cost of your health and the health of the environment. (More on this later.)
For now, it easy to consider what you can grow they benefits you and wildlife. Lucky for us, there’s lots of cross over and so many gorgeous plants!
For now, I’m a little nervous for the initial results of the Thanksgiving count. On a positive note, I did see many monarchs flying around the community garden. So fingers crossed. 🤞 #growwhatyoulove .
Remember those good days when we could take a walk, soak in the sun ,laugh about nothing, and hang out by the river side of Chicago with friends? 😶😶😶 Well those days are over because today big chunks of white snow decided to fall from the sky in the beginning of November🥶 #funny#relatable#fall#winter#goodtimes#friends#monday#snow
i just want to lie on a pile of warm laundry and eat pizza all day
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Dried & Candied Oranges 🍊✨ This was so easy, fun and our house smells amazing! I shared all the details in my stories! Slice your oranges thin, add sugar or a few drops of essential oil - we did a sheet pan of each, then bake at 200° for 2-3 hours. Make ornaments, a garland, wreath (swipe right) or even dip in chocolate for a sweet treat! If you make these, tag me! I’d love to see yours! ❤️
It’s soup season 🍲 and this tomato bisque with fresh mozzarella is delicious! It’s great for feeding a crowd at your large holiday parties. For the @uvu.cai recipe go to Fox13Now.com and click on The Place! #fox13#theplace#recipe
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Fall may have already passed but my feed is still going to breath Autumn vibes for quite some time!
Let me know which one is your favorite 1,2,3 or 4? #winterhasarrived ❄