Rob Alter's Backyard Wildlife and Weather → 2020

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

2019 2021


This website records my daily observations of the weather, plants and animals, and anything else that seems noteworthy, in my backyard or nearby. Sometimes there are photos I have taken - some of which are shown in the slide show above.

Day 154 - June 02, 2020 - Tuesday
Beautiful Day - High of 91 Degrees - Butterfly

• A beautiful day. Hot but with fairly low humidity. Breezy at times.

Today's Weather - my weather station, in degrees Fahrenheit (F) and/or Celsius (C)
• As recorded in my home display
• High Temp: 91 F (4:24 pm)
• Low Temp : 59 F (5:08 am)

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

• relatively low

Gardening and Yard Work
• moved the plant poles around to the back of the house to get them out of our view
• cut back the other butterfly bush that was touched by frost but not killed back - didn't look so great though
• took the yard debris I cleared from the hill the other day to the city drop off (M went with me)
• then I went by the city compost and mulch pickup and got compost (M went with me)
• new raised garden beds - started adding organic topsoil (4 bags) and an equivalent amount of compost

• didn't have much time for observing

• caterpillars
• red-spotted purple - photos

• robins
• smalls
• cardinal - male
• doves
• european starling
• grackle
• doves

Other Animals
• chipmunk
• rabbits
• squirrels

• of the butterfly


Robert E. Alter

Backyard Observer
Fractal Artist
Computer Professional
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