Garden life

We spent a lot of time observing these Anise Swallowtail caterpillars today. They absolutely love the fennel plants in our garden.

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Nasturtium leaves are like lilypads! Water beads up and runs off of their surface.

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We found this earthball mushroom, or Scleroderma Polyrhizum, in the garden. It is not edible, but is a useful garden friend that decomposes organic matter so that plants can eat. The dark mass is the spores, which we used to inoculate the soil and compost.

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