Full Flower Moon rises, ants on peonies, fascinating hummer facts

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, May 17, 2019

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The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure;
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure
.

–William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

Friday, May 17, 2019
137th day of the year


Craig Ferguson (actor & television host) was born on this day in 1962.
Donna Summer (singer; "Queen of Disco") died on this day in 2012.


 
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What is the Flower Moon?

Full Moon for May 2020
Learn about the full Moon for May 2020. Why is it called the Full Flower Moon? When is the best time to see the full Moon? Here are Moon facts and folklore from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
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Ants on Peonies

Ants on Peonies
The peonies in my backyard always have ants crawling on the flower buds. Many people think ants are a pest on peonies. There’s also a endearing myth that ants “tickle the buds” or “lick the sugar” to help them open. Learn more about ants on peony flowers.
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Chicken Enchiladas

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Fascinating Hummer Facts

Fascinating Hummingbird Facts
Among the most exciting spring migrants are the hummingbirds! These tiny, truly remarkable creatures are all-American birds. They exist only in South, Central, and North America—nowhere else in the world. Enjoy these fascinating hummingbird facts …
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Birds are a welcome addition to the garden, but if the crows are devouring your corn and the jays are eating your berries, here are a few ways to keep birds away from your garden.
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