So lately, I've been drawn to white fluff out in the Meadow. Once again, I'm sure the neighbors must think I'm nuts, standing there, leaning over into tall grass for long minutes at a time. What I'm doing to separating milkweed seeds from the floss (fluff) and collecting them, either in my hand or today I stuck them in my shorts pocket.
Then I spread the seeds in other spots in the Meadow. Here's hoping we have even more antelope horns and purple milkweed vines next season or year!
Oh, yeah, I spotted this VERY orange bug (above) while leaning over, picking seeds. It's a bug, that's for sure. But I'm guessing it's a milkweed bug that had just freshly molted. Below is a whole mess of milkweed bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus) on a milkweed pod.