Butterfly Field Of Dreams


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The butterfly garden is doing well this year! We are over-run with swallowtails and the monarchs are just starting to come in. Found our 1st monarch caterpillar yesterday. We counted over 40 tiger swallowtails in the garden at one time. Next to the mexican sunflowers, the food of choice seems to be the tree of heaven that grows everywhere here. Flower clusters are full of bees, wasps and butterflies!
 

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I love all the beautiful butterflies and wish we had a ton like you guys do. Guess I need more blooming flowers that they prefer.
 
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Glad to see your project!
By coincidence we Just went to a butterfly sanctuary this morning! It was great.
They had an indoor area where the butterflies were flying and landing on and all around you. All different types. It was very informative and fun. They had a short film and the owner gave a short seminar. Great place!
Butterflies definately love milkweed.
And from my gardening past, I do recall that ladybugs' main diet is aphids. You can buy them and release them in your garden.
My compliments on the garden!
 
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Thank you- was inspired by another member-
JBtheExplorer - inspired me to do butterfly garden and helped with plant selection
 
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