Backyard nature (beetles and a woodchuck)

26 Jul

The U.S. is being overrun by Japanese Beetles. We had a mild winter and it seems there are more beetles than in the past.
My wife picked these off our plants and let them go swimming:

Here’s a glassful. Delicious!

My Golden Retriever was staring into our Redbud tree one day:

Here’s a closer look:

Woodchucks don’t normally climb trees. He might have been chased up there or he liked the seed pods of the Redbud tree. He didn’t say.

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2 Responses to “Backyard nature (beetles and a woodchuck)”

  1. Johno July 27, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    Can those bugs be fed to fish???

    • fishtanx2011 July 27, 2012 at 4:46 am #

      I do toss a few into the turtle pond, but I think feeding beetles to fish can be a problem because of the hard shell of the beetle so I avoid doing it.

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