Monthly Archives: March 2013

Worst Drought in New Zealand History

New Zealand is experiencing very dry weather this summer, and the North Island has been enduring the worst drought in the 71-year history of such records.  This summer, there has been persistent high pressure over New Zealand and in the … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterflies on Our Swan Plant (Milkweed)

This year, our swan plants have grown, and they were very attractive to the monarch butterflies which pass through our yard, so much so that the monarch larvae (caterpillars) devastated our two swan plants. It was fascinating watching their life … Continue reading

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