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Milkweed Seeds

By handlerstudio  
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Followup to yesterday's image of a "fall dried" milkweed pod, these are milkweed seeds..as you can see, much like dandelions, they have the ability to travel, and travel they do. They also drop...and our milkweed patch has become much denser in a few years. With planting butterfly attracting flowers in the spring, I hope to attract lots of butterflies next summer....and maybe photos to prove it.

Have a good week, friends.

And grateful thanks to Colleen (ColleenA) and David (cymru2019) for their honored UAs for my image of the pod yesterday.

Peter

Tags: Close-up and macro Milkweed Seed Monarch butterflies

Voters: Daisymaye, BobinAus, SauliusR and 35 more

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Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
25 Jan 2021 2:10AM
So to get butterflies one must have milkweed? No I don't want milkweed. Or dandelions close by.
Well captured though.
25 Jan 2021 5:33AM
A wonderful close up Peter.

Kathryn
25 Jan 2021 7:58AM
Great macro capture,
Dave.
viscostatic 14 49 9 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2021 8:52AM
A very good close up Peter. Interesting shapes and patterns.

Phil.
Alfie_P Plus
13 927 2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2021 10:29AM
Splendid macro/close-up a fine image Peter

Alfie😊
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2021 10:35AM
How beautiful... Excellent composition and such a pleasure to view...
Good work Peter, I like it a lot. Isabel GrinGrin
richmowil Plus
12 438 2 England
25 Jan 2021 11:38AM
Good closeup Peter.
25 Jan 2021 12:17PM
I'm going to have the macro lens permanently attached in summer to try to compete.
Mike
25 Jan 2021 12:30PM

Quote:So to get butterflies one must have milkweed? No I don't want milkweed. Or dandelions close by.
Well captured though.



HI Sandy,Mathis is for the caterpillars.....and for eastern monarchs....any on the west coast do not go through this migration.

Peter
25 Jan 2021 2:00PM
iPad typo....replying to Sandy.....the milkweed is for the caterpillars.

Peter
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
25 Jan 2021 2:39PM
Our field seems to grow a variety of milkweeds-- some with these huge pods, etc. Others are more dainty and colorful!

In my childhood I thought the milkweed flowers were some of the most beautiful I had ever seen---- Tiny delicate pink----
25 Jan 2021 3:03PM
A very fine image in all ways, Peter.

RichardSmile
25 Jan 2021 3:46PM
Beautiful close up Peter.

LorySmile
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
25 Jan 2021 4:42PM
A lovely close up
25 Jan 2021 8:54PM
Can almost feel the silkiness of this.
26 Jan 2021 5:42PM
Great macro image, Peter
28 Jan 2021 4:44AM
Superb detail Peter ....with just the right amount of light !
Best regards
Walt

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