Lots of visitors to my October garden

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  1. jakrum421

    jakrum421 Seedling

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    This little guy found the old grapes that I threw out into the yard.

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    This monster was the biggest spider I've ever seen. It must've been 2" around. It had built its web in our doorway and it completely covered the archway. I had to have my hubby knock it down or nobody would've wanted to come to our door.

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    I am still seeing Monarchs in the yard this year. I love this pic because you can see what a beautiful spotted body it has.

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    2 critters in one shot. My sons promptly caught this little green caterpillar and put it in their bughouse. Sadly, it only survived a couple of days.
     
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  3. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    You've still got lovely colour in your yard! :D The critters are adorable. I'm partial to spiders myself, but we take down their nets if they spin where we're walking. The little grape eater is the sweetest!
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Great colors and wonderful critters.
     
  5. Biita

    Biita Arctic-ally Challenged Forager

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    flowers and sun...those two are gone for me until next april.

    When i opened this and seen that spider i about flew out of my chair....i'm not a fan at all of spiders. But hey look at the bright side, just in time for halloween maybe? lol.
     



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  6. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I love the shot of that cute little chipmunk - not sure about those spiders though!!
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Those are some good pics. The colours are rich and the wildlife as well as the flowers are quite nice to see.
    Boy, your yard is just full of interesting things.
    Cute chipmunk.
     
  8. kaseylib

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    Great pictures! Here's a photo of one of my fall visitors that was warming himself on my back door yesterday. It was almost 80 degrees F so all the bugs were out for one last hurrah. We don't see walking sticks very often although I know they're around.

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  9. kuntrygal

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    Love the little squirrel with his grape. Looks like he is enjoying it!
     
  10. chio88

    chio88 New Seed

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    you have a lovely garden! no wonder many come and visits :D
     
  11. GardenGuy

    GardenGuy New Seed

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    I have to agree with Chio that you have a lovely garden. Getting spiders that live alone is definitely better than getting those that live in colonies like spider mites. Their nests are simply horrifying.
     
  12. Sherry8

    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    I finally got a chipmunk to come here once in a while..I just haven't been able to catch him with the camera. I see the squirrel checking the place out too and burying some of his nuts in the yard...great pictures, thanks for sharing...Sherry

    Kaseylib...I used to love finding the walking sticks on the house at our last place..they are really hard to find if they are not in the open..
     
  13. Public Designs

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    What wonderful colors and the visitors just added to the foliage! I really enjoyed the squirrel eating the grapes and the butterfly picture.
     

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