i’ve hardly seen any aphids yet this year and i was afraid the ladies might be unable to find food and move on to greener pastures, but it’s been two days now and a lot of them seem to be sticking around.
there was a two-foot-long garter snake hanging out by the creek this afternoon. i was watering and it came out and looked at me for a bit, then returned to the grasses when andy came to investigate. it looked well-fed. i hope it will stick around and eat some slugs and earwigs and other plant-munchers, but stay away from the frogs, worms, spiders, and of course ladybugs...if i see it again i’ll ask it to kindly avoid eating my friends.