Rob Alter's Backyard Wildlife and Weather → 2019

daily observations of wildlife and weather in my backyard, with photos

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Some Photos I Took In 2019

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This website is a record of my daily observations of the weather, plants and animals, and anything else that seems noteworthy, in my backyard or nearby.

Photo of Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Day 228 - August 16, 2019 - Friday
Zebra Swallowtail

• A pretty nice summer day. Very warm and a little muggy. Sunny.

Today's Weather - my weather station, in degrees Fahrenheit (F) and/or Celsius (C)
• As recorded in my home display
• High Temp: 86 F (5:02 pm)
• Low Temp : 62 F (6:41 am)

Temperature - official from TV or Weather Underground, in degrees Fahrenheit
• High: 
• Low : 

• moderate - a little muggy

Ground Conditions
• good I think

Gardening and Yard Work
• watered - mostly the pots

• caterpillar - one on fennel - very small, put in aquarium
• black swallowtail - in the aquarium so I let it out, the same or another one around later
• monarchs - 2
• silver-spotted skipper
• tinies - brownish
• cabbage whites
• sulpher - note: I think in the last week or 2 there were a couple times I forgot to write them down
• zebra swallowtail - flew over the patio and then around the paw paw tree, then a on flowers - photos

• hummingbirds
• cardinals
• doves
• black-capped chickadees
• smalls
• robin

Other Animals
• chipmunk  - I think
• squirrel
• rabbits
• cicadas

• zebra swallowtail


Robert E. Alter

Backyard Observer
Fractal Artist
Computer Professional
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