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Turtle power!

 
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The blueberries were in different stages of development earlier this month.
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Blueberry flowers in early April
Blueberry flowers in early April
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Bee pollinating a blueberry flower
Bee pollinating a blueberry flower
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Small blueberries beginning to form
Small blueberries beginning to form
 
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Found this Painted Skimmer, Libellula semifasciata, resting in the food forest.
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Painted Skimmer, Libellula semifasciata
Painted Skimmer, Libellula semifasciata
 
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Have no fear cherries, the ladybugs are here!
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Lady bug on a cherry tree
Lady bug on a cherry tree
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Cherry flowers protected by a ladybug
Cherry flowers protected by a ladybug
 
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Found some Common Vetch, Vicia sativa!
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Common Vetch, Vicia sativa
Common Vetch, Vicia sativa
 
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Pink new grape growth!
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Pink new grape growth
Pink new grape growth
 
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These guys have been covering my peach trees for the last few weeks! I'm pretty sure they are Brachymeria parasitic wasps that prey on "pest" insects.
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Brachymeria parasitic wasp
Brachymeria parasitic wasp
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Brachymeria parasitic wasp
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Brachymeria parasitic wasp
Brachymeria parasitic wasp
 
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A pair of seedling peaches!
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Sister seedling peaches
Sister seedling peaches
 
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Blackberry flowers buds forming!
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White blackberry flower bud
White blackberry flower bud
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Blackberry flower buds
Blackberry flower buds
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Blackberry flower bud and new leaf growth
Blackberry flower bud and new leaf growth
 
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Mulberries!
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Mulberries forming
Mulberries forming
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Mulberries forming
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Mulberries forming
 
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