Date: 11/21/20 3:05 pm From: Marlene A Condon <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender marlenecondon for DMARC) Subject: [va-bird] kestrel on wire Nov. 6, katydid on deck Nov. 20!--western Albemarle
I forgot to report a kestrel on a wire by the roadway in Crozet Nov. 6 in the same area I'd seen one last year (route 810). And right after I sent in my report about the American Lady flying when it was so chilly out, I saw a katydid on my deck railing (it was much warmer than for the butterfly)--remarkably late to spot one of these! It's concerning to see insects out when there's almost nothing to feed them (native plants have petered out). I have only a very few Black Knapweed blooms left and all the insects are going to them on these warm afternoons. The value of nonnative plants is that they have a longer blooming season than natives, so in this era of climate change, they are extremely helpful to insects, especially bees, that overwinter. Sincerely, Marlene https://InDefenseofNature.blogspot.com/ You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va- <bird...> To unsubscribe, send email to <va-bird-request...> with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. You can also unsubscribe, change your mail delivery settings to digest mode, or temporarily disable emails with vacation mode by going to https://www.freelists.org/list/va-bird, entering your email and selecting the desired option from the drop down.