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Re: iris denizon


That's a pretty nifty looking pest exterminator. Hope they are breeding.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donald Eaves" <donald@eastland.net>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 2:43 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] iris denizon

> Isn't he great?  A good friend in my iris beds.  It's extremely gratifying
> to see them chow down on a full grown grasshopper.  I had two in the iris
> beds carved among the rock outcroppings last year.  I keep hoping they'll
> raise a family and abide in all the flower beds, but I think those without
> rocks aren't going to be much to their liking.  They are a major reason I
> loathe dragging out the insecticide to fight the grasshoppers.  I don't
> what it might do to them.  I'm awfully relieved to see this back since the
> spraying last year.
> A huge tree lizard excavated a hole 5 inches in diameter in one of the
> non-rock beds.  By sunset the hole was filled back in.  I think I can
> a hatching of little one inch lizards sometime this summer.  But my
> goodness, she was a big, fierce looking thing.  Probably eight inches long
> and the scales were sticking up like spines.  She did not have a congenial
> look while digging that hole.
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 7b, USA
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