So last year while my daughter was in third grade, her teacher introduced her to the stages of the butterfly. Now she was already a butterfly lover, had them all over her room. But this was on a whole new level.
Everyday she would ask (well really begged) to buy the plants, to plant in our garden so that they could come and lay eggs and grow. I finally gave in and got a few milkweed plants. Ever since then we have had the Monarch butterfly. They would come by in the dozens. I then went and bought a few other host plants for different types of butterflies. I haven’t been so lucky with those, but in due time I’m sure.
I now have Milkweed growing in patches all over my garden. A friend told me that so many people love reading about butterflies, so here I am putting up my first post. Come and watch them grow and transform.
Would love to hear what type of plants you have for your butterflies. Or any types of hints you have for your garden. I would love to have it swarming with all kinds of butterflies.
Here are a couple of caterpillars I have currently.
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7727 NW 79th St
Tamarac, Fl 33321
So for those of you who didn’t think it would happen, it DID! After several different blog posts, and after several tweets, and several Facebook status, and emails. I got a call on Tuesday from the City of Tamarac code enforcement. It was stated that someone already had an open case on this tree. It was the same lady I had spoken with, but a message was left that she was not able to gain access. As it turned out she did. The gentleman I spoke with said that she was scheduled to come out again on August 30 to check the status. I said ok, fine, we will wait till Thursday and see what she says, but I am sure of it, that tree needs to come down.
I have been out all day today and when I came home I noticed something funny from the side of the house, towards the back. There was stuff all over the ground. I looked up and screamed. My kids all looked up, what happened Mom, why did you scream? Look guys the tree, the tree is gone! We all went to the back of the house and the tree was chopped down! Not only the tree that concerned me, but the one a little further back also came down.
You know, social media has its perks, really it does, but at the same time, its a shame that you have to turn to things like this in order to get heard or have anything done. It shouldn’t have to be that way, you should be able to call and speak with someone and get heard the first time around and not get passed over. I thank you City of Tamarac of following through! I really do….
For those of you who are having issues with anything, don’t give up. Continue to be heard, keeping tweeting it, keep posting it, take pictures, take video and tag the people you are trying to get to.
Now I guess the Woodmont Country club needs to come and remove what was chopped down. I can’t thank you enough!
I have asked repeatedly to the city to have someone come and look at this tree. This is mild, but when we were getting some bad wind gust, this tree looked as though it was going to snap in half. Where it would land no one knows.
At this point at do not know who else to contact, I have left messages for the city, the country club no one answers. It seems as though the only way someone will respond is when it does break and someone gets hurt! Why does it seem that is the only way any government officials react to? Why not prevent something from happening? Why would you wait I am it?
City of Tamarac is always saying how they listen to their residents. Well how about now? I’m talking, I have been down to city hall, told someone about this tree. Nothing has been done! Come on! Stop Stalling and get someone out here, NOW!
Ok City of Tamarac, I have called and left messages and have spoken with code enforcement about this stupid tree in he back of my house. This tree sits on the land of the Woodmont Country Club.
Someone was supposed to come and take a look. I told them at the time I lived in a gated community. She asked me if she had permission to walk on the property since I wasn’t going to be home. I said yes, this needs to get taken cared of. I get a phone call the following day, that she was not able to get in because I live in a gated community and didn’t have the access code. Really? All the city people have those codes.
I can’t understand why this is such an issue. This is a dead tree and with the fact that we are heading into the peak of hurricane season something needs to be done. If this tree breaks and lands on my house and I have damages or any my children are hurt so help me you will not be happy on the way I will react!
Someone needs to be held liable, someone needs to come out whether it’s code enforcement or someone from the county club, I don’t care, just get it done.
Here is a picture of the tree behind my house. As you can see its directly behind my home so if this thing snaps and we incurred
and damages know that I WILL come after you for it!
There rant over!
OK for all you soccer players, its registration time! Soccer Registration starts today and ends Sept 30. You must go to the Tamarac Community Center to register, located at 8601 West Commercial Boulevard Tamarac, FL 33321 (954) 597-3620.
But understand this, just because that is the end of registration does not mean that it won’t fill up. I waited to get my boys in for basketball because registration ended July 31 and it was full 2 weeks before end date. I won’t make the same mistake twice.
For all my Tamarac friends that I haven’t seen in a while, look forward to seeing you on the field. Let me know if you are signing up your kids. And if there is anyone out there that is willing to volunteer to coach they could use a few more coaches.
We haven’t played for 2 years, the kids are so looking forward to getting back on the field. See you there!
Getting you the 411FL on your Youth Sports…