Thanks for all the info guys. My garden seems to be butterfly haven there are always so many. Of course this is in part because I don't use chemicals. I do plant milkweed and used to have lots of monarch but last year there were none . This year I did see one but no babies as yet. I also love the humming bird bees and the actual humming birds. The birds are funny they go to the back yard and then fly over the roof to the front garden.
Have only seen a couple swallowtails this year, few monarchs,
We had a herd of them come through one day last week. It was really windy that day and they settled into our crab tree. I figured they needed a rest and with the wind were probably burning up more energy than what they could take in. They were gone early the next morning.
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Post by SpringRain on Apr 24, 2019 22:14:37 GMT -5
I saw one yesterday, but can't remember for sure where it was. I think it was resting on one of the violets, which are prolific this year. Or it might have been on one of the Siberian Squills, which are even more prolific and carpeting the lawn with their lovely lilac and deep blue flowers.