Moth and Roadrunner Henderson, NV

August 5th, 2018

Sphynx Moth

Sphynx Moth in Henderson, NV garden last night.

I was using the flashlight on my phone to locate the moth and then used the flash. The moth was bopping around from plant to plant. At one point it flew into my ankle.

Road Runner

Roadrunner above Henderson, NV garden this morning.

The roadrunner was rather far away and in the shade. I did a quick (HDR Scrape), not great edit in Snapseed. Need to dink around with the HDR Scrape to find best way to use it.

Roadrunner

There are two young Jack Rabbits in the garden that I have been unable to photograph. Too much fun to watch them, forget to take a photo.


Hummingbird and Bees

July 31st, 2018

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Bee

Bee

Iron Rabbit


Rescued Cactus

May 23rd, 2018

Rescued Cactus

Rescued Cactus Two Blooms

Rescued Cactus

Rescued Cactus Second Bloom


Trapped and Rescued Cactus Buds and Blooms

May 22nd, 2018

Rescued Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Rescued Cactus Cuttings August 2017

Trapped Cactus

Rescued Cactus Bud About to Bloom

Trapped Cactus

Rescued Cactus Bud About to Bloom Length

Trapped Cactus

Rescued Cactus Bloom Evening Day 1

Trapped Cactus

Rescued Cactus Morning Day 2

Trapped Cactus

Rescued Cactus Bloom and Second Bud

Trapped Cactus

Rescued Cactus Bloom

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus Infestation

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus Infestation Detail


Bunny Boy in the Courtyard Garden

May 15th, 2018

Bunny Boy

Bunny Boy Dug a Hole Then Collapsed for a Nap in the Sun


In the Garden 20180511

May 11th, 2018

While removing spent Brug flowers I found this–

Brug Seed Pod

How Did I Miss It?

Brug Seed Pod Length

Tragopogon porrifolius

Tragopogon porrifolius

Bunny Boy

Bunny Boy Taking a Break After Running Around in the Garden


Bunny Boy Day 2

May 8th, 2018

Bunny Boy enjoying the garden this evening.

Bunny Boy

Bunny Boy

Still do not have a name for him. Nothing seems to quite fit.


New Addition to Our Family

May 7th, 2018

Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy

What is his name? Don’t know yet. He hasn’t told me.


More Tragopogon porrifolius Activity

May 7th, 2018

The First of the Seed Poofs (nearly dispersed)
First Poof

More Poofs in the Making

Poof

Poof

Poof

Poof

Gorgeous Gauzy Fiber

Poof

Poof


More “Weeds” Added to My Garden

May 6th, 2018

I have been attempting to grow Tragopogon porrifolius in my gardens for a couple of years. Last year I snagged seeds from every plant that I saw in a vacant lot. Tossed the seed all over my courtyard garden. Not a single sprout.

Last week we noticed five Tragopogon porrifolius plants in bloom behind our neighbor’s house. We asked if he would like us to remove them. He said sure. We transplanted all of the plants into our courtyard garden.

I love all visible parts of the plant. The height of the plant is approximately 3 ½ feet.

Plant

Flower

Flower

PrePoof

Poof

Poof Detail

Seeds

Plan to collect seed and pop them in several locations in my gardens. Also will be planting some in pots for backup.

One of the common names for Tragopogon porrifolius is oyster plant. Why? Apparently the taproot can be eaten and its flavor is similar to oysters.

Weed Root

The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley

University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources, Statewide Integrates Pest Management Program