Dropping by again to see the old page and update a few things on my profile. New interest of the last year is pollinator conservation. Over the last two years, we've redone the garden into a pollinator-friendly environment and the results have been very gratifying. This summer, the pollinators came in great number, especially when the swampweed and milkweed were blooming. First time I ever saw giant black wasps and golden digger wasps. There were many bumble bees and native bees throughout the summer. The honey bees were in plenty as well. The only visitors we missed were the butterflies. Saw a couple of swallowtails but not a single Monarch. Putting the garden to bed in the next couple of weeks and planning for next year.