Tuesday, July 17, 2012

local wildlife

One of the things that I really appreciate here in IL is the amount of green space carved out of the suburbs. It's definitely different from Southern California where green space is planned and created by man with designated parks using non-native plants. It's hard to believe that Southern California is actually a mild desert climate because of all the green plants that are kept up thanks to the use of modern irrigation (aka, sprinklers). Squirrels and geese are common animal friends found anywhere in IL but this weekend we got to see a less common sighting of a Black Swallowtail Butterfly outside our apt.

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