I'd been stuck in front of the computer all day (the calendars are done though :-). It was one of those beautiful fall days that, at the end, if you haven't done something to really experience even a tiny bit of it, you just have to hang your head in shame. I grabbed the dogs and headed back to the Frog Pond.
The Frog Pond is a small pond near the back of our farm. When me moved here and started cleaning everything up, the bulldozer guy said we should just fill it in. I knew though that even in it's humble state, it was home to all sorts of tiny, important to me at least, wildlife. I would never destroy that.
We ended up just doing some repair work to drainage and dam and I started collecting Kentucky native plants, shrubs and trees to fill gaps and add color around the edge and encouraged as many flowers as possible that support all the bees and butterflies we hoped would stop by.
While I haven't seen tons of Monarchs this year, I have seen more than "normal". I walked back periodically to see if there was any sign of activity back there and was, as always, seeing nothing, worried because the majority of our milk weed had already died out for the year.
Today (Sunday)? Well, look! :-D