Stone Branch, build it, they will come.

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  1. weekender21

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    Thanks for the links. Your active burning program should handle those tree of heaven.


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  2. George

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    Good hunting this morning.

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    Very nice!!!
     
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    They need to alter that trees name. I've got a bunch coming up in my pollinator planting. Pasturegard
    HL basal and foliar spray will be on them next week.
     
  5. George

    George Well-Known Member

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    The gift that keeps on giving.

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    Thanks

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    I don't know if I could do rattle snakes. The only snakes I have are garter snakes, and they eat slugs. They have a role here.
     
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    Great photos of the hummingbirds! We’ve got western Diamondbacks and copperheads in North Texas. I’ve never seen a Western diamondback at my place in Oklahoma, but I’ve seen 5 to 6 timber rattlers. We are a only 1.5 north. They don’t seem quite as aggressive as what I’m used to. We do have a bunch of copperheads up there as well


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    Thanks bearcat, timbers are rather docile. The one that I relocated off of my porch last year was the only one that I have encountered that would put a move on me. I watched 3 videos in which 3 guys got bit by ankle biters (copperheads), high ankle about where the top of my boots would be. 2 of the guys were walking around at night. I'll go out at night with my house shoes on but never without a flash light. One guy got bit looking for snakes during the day in the middle of a walking path wearing crocs. All three guys may have stepped on the snakes. To me copperheads stand out like a hundred dollar bill on the ground.

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    I hunted over my bait pile in the rain this morning.

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    Great photos of the hummingbirds. I think timber rattlers are beautiful. They tend to try and run before they coil up and strike. You really have to do something stupid or not paying attention to get bit by a timber rattler.


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    Is that jewelweed George?
     
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    Thanks Doc, I totally agree. The wild creatures are what help to make living in a wild place special. I looked it up and don't remember the exact number but about 98% of all people killed by timber rattle snakes in Kentucky were done so in church under the Lord's protection.

    It sure is, good stuff.

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    It's a favorite up here too. I don't have much, but I'm working on it.
     
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    I've about got hummingbirds covered and am now anticipating putting a move on a pileated woodpecker.

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    Very beautiful pics. Now if you want a real challenge, go out and find a Red-cockaded Woodpecker. They are here in KY and considered endangered. But, I would bet that you have some in those hills.
     
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    I have some of these around

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    and way too many of these.

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    I've been trying to work through a lazy spell, I have come up with reasons, too hot, too wet, too reptilian, for a few weeks now not to get my sticks cleaned up and wheat spread.

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    I've been studying up on paw paws lately

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    and yesterday I spent some time in a patch that I found a couple of years ago.

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    Paw paw clonal patches languish in the shade until there is a natural disturbance.

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    I can't kill white oaks but I can red maples, let the sun shine.

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    My old boss used to call that a bad case of the too’s.


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  19. OkieKubota

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    Looks like you have gotten plenty of rain...we are in a dry spell here and upper 90’s every day. I don’t have any jewel weed so my hummingbirds have to just eat what I prepare...I haven’t seen many snakes which is a good thing but I went in my camper a bit ago and kind of wish I could find a nice black snake to put in it because it looks like the mice have found it and I need to haul it down to the deer lease sometime. Seeing your photo of sticks makes me want to hop on the dozer today here at home because for a super rare instance I brought it here yesterday afternoon after finishing a job but as usual I won’t because I fear breaking something and it’s not even on a paying job...lol...I am headed out on walkabout for a couple weeks so it is nice it will be here while I am gone but looking over my list it’s not gonna get any rest after that until maybe muzzleloader season when I take off again because every single day I add at least one more client to the list.
     
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    Too hot and too wet today, no reptiles, but I managed a 4 hour shift.

    Pound for pound a mouse might give your dozer a run for your money. That sounds like a lot of work and a lot of time away. The rain here has been a lot like what I experienced in the Colorado mountain monsoon season.

    Today I went back and searched the hill side and found some loner paw paws.

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    I found another little patch about 60 yards from the first patch. Dgallows hack hammer and triclopyr are proving to be quite invaluable.

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    It took some coaxing but I got my camp fire going.

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    By noon thirty I was making coals out of green tulips. As I found out tulip coals don't last long.

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    I rekindle the fire at 5 thirty before todays monsoon rain.

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    I placed the camera and corn pile yesterday. One might look at the racks and say young deer as I did looking at other recent night photos but I now recognize the 8 pt left to be a deer I was calling 4 1/2 last year. The one on the right I believe to be the 9 I was calling 5 1/2 last year. He may be older his rack is on the down hill slide.

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