Ashley Wold

Ashley Wold Follow

🌲Illinoisan nemophilist;
🌱botanical adventurer;
💚volunteer; idealist
📷Galaxy S6 & Olympus 1010
💑husband: @eadgils
💖tumblr: tayabak

http://www.efflorescency.blogspot.com/

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Spent another gorgeous afternoon at #ChicagoBotanticGarden! 💚

#horticulture #Passifloraceae #Passiflora #passionflower #flowers #nature #botany #publicgarden #plants
Most of the #caterpillars came from eggs on our #Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella', but a few were also on our A. exaltata (poke #milkweed), which has yet to flower. It is amazing how much frass (poo) these little cuties produce, but they eat so much so it makes sense. I've been referring to them as #caterpoopers. 🐛💩 #raiseALLthemonarchs #savethemonarchs #monarchbutterfly #instar #insects #Lepidoptera #Danausplexippus #entomology #cutenessoverload #poopinmachines #datfrasstho
Check out those cool bracts on #Monarda punctata (#spottedbeebalm)! Also, those spots. 😍 I'm so glad I snagged this at one of the #nativeplants
sales! It is growing happily in our #garden. 🌱

#Lamiaceae #Monardapunctata #beebalm #gardening #nature #horticulture #botany #flowers #plants
In love with the colour of #Ecbolium viride (green ice #crossandra) 😍

#Acanthaceae #plants #flowers #horticulture #botany #publicgarden #nature #LincolnParkConservatory
Uh... Correction. Make that 18 eggs, 7 #caterpillars, and counting (I stopped looking for more after it got dark and the mosquitoes came out). I only have two milkweed plants currently, so I'm DEFINITELY going to need to plant more to feed this little army. 😱💖 I should've grabbed more at the native plant sales! 
The funny thing is, I haven't seen any adult monarchs in our garden since releasing the first two. These just magically appear, as if there's a monarch fairy sprinkling eggs everywhere. XD

#savethemonarchs #monarchs #Danausplexippus #metamorphosis #Jesustakethewheel #raiseALLthemonarchs
I have 5 caterpillars and 6 #eggs now. I'm going to need more #milkweed. 🙈 I wasn't sure what to expect this first year of planting milkweed, but I didn't think I'd get so many! I'm excited! 😍

#savethemonarchs #monarchegg #Danausplexippus #butterfly #monarch #metamorphosis #nature #Lepidoptera #insects
#Calopogon tuberosus 💕

#Orchidaceae #orchids #grasspink #grasspinkorchid #nativeplants #flowers #plants #wildflowers #botany #nature #summer
My #variegated #potatovine is flowering again! ^_^ 
#Solanumjasminoides #flowers #garden #gardening #nature #plants #horticulture #botany #Solanaceae #Solanum
Ah my heart! They are too adorable. 😍 I wanted to show you all the size difference. The one on the left hatched today, and the other two hatched about four days ago! 
#monarch #savethemonarchs #butterfly #insects #Lepidoptera #Danausplexippus #caterpillars #metamorphosis #nature #entomology #cutenessoverload
I just changed out their paper towel and put in fresh milkweed. I love watching them grow! ^_^ 💖 
I wonder if @eadgils is tired of hearing me squeal about how adorable they are and how fast they're growing! 😅

#caterpillar #savethemonarchs #monarch #metamorphosis #cutenessoverload #insects #Lepidoptera #Danausplexippus #entomology
@arietta_marie and I saw a poor #redadmiral struggling in the mud in a high traffic area. My sweet Curliecue saved it and put it on #purpleconeflower, where it sipped on some nectar. I love that my little one is so gentle and kind, and I'm glad she appreciates #nature!

#proudparent #butterfly #Vanessaatalanta #Echinaceapurpurea #Chicagonature #insects #Lepidoptera
They already have stripes. 😍 There's so much frass, but it's much tinier of course since they're so itty bitty. 
#savethemonarchs #monarchcayerpillars #monarchs #caterpillars #Lepidoptera #insects #Danausplexippus #metamorphosis #nature #cutenessoverload