Wildlife Gardening Journal with Leslie Miller

Leslie Ann Miller share 3.5 acres in rural Oklahoma with birds, butterflies and wide variety of animals. She is currently transforming her yard with plantings to benefit wildlife.

giant swallowtail on rue

This Week's Blog

Rue and bronze fennel for swallowtails

In the past two weeks, I’ve caught two female giant swallowtails laying eggs on my rue, one of their host...

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Corn and wild birdseed may attract wild turkeys

One of the lovely things about living in the country is the wildlife one can...


Lichens indicate a healthy environment

Lichens are unique organisms and having them in your yard and garden is a good...


Fallen branches? Check for twig girdlers.

I found a new beetle in my yard this month: a twig girdler. My county...


Spiders, spiders, everywhere

In my yard this week, it seemed like there were spiders, spiders everywhere I looked....


Cowpen Daisies, a fall butterfly and bee favorite

You won’t find them for sale at garden stores or nurseries, but Cowpen Daisies, Verbesina...


Ruby throated hummingbirds by Leslie Miller
Three critters in the yard today

Sometimes having a lack of energy (due to SLE) works in my favor. It forces...


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