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A very good season for butterflies!

Postby bluebird » Jul 18, 2012 11:58 am

The butterfly garden is very busy this summer with lots of different visitors. Here's a few to share.

Question Mark on white butterfly bush (It is the actual name-laf, due to the ? marking on the underside of it's hindwing)
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Monarch and a honeybee in there too.
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And a tiny Hummingbird Moth. Lots of these little guys around!

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Re: A very good season for butterflies!

Postby Smitty » Jul 19, 2012 6:03 am

beauuuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful Carsy!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

thanks for sharing , especially the hummingbird moth....been years since I've seen one here.
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Re: A very good season for butterflies!

Postby kelly_m » Jul 19, 2012 8:28 am

Oh....very nice indeedy!!!!
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Re: A very good season for butterflies!

Postby bluebird » Jul 19, 2012 10:42 pm

Thaaaaaaaannnkkk-yoooouuu Smitty! :lol: I've never seen so many hummer moths as this summer so far. And different kinds of them! A gorgeous adult male hummingbird arrived here yesterday and I hope the flowers in "his" garden are enough to keep him around for a while! He's already claimed the Bee Balm patch for himself, but a juvie is giving him a run for it-laf!

Thanks so much K!
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Re: A very good season for butterflies!

Postby Black Dahlia » Jul 20, 2012 12:45 am

Butterflies are so pretty! You've got some great pics here! I almost had a perfect shot of a Monarch this spring but it flew just as I snapped the pic. All I got was an orange and black blur across the image. Not gonna lie, I was a little bummed. lol Would have made such a great photo.
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Re: A very good season for butterflies!

Postby Big Smile » Jul 22, 2012 3:35 pm

Great photos Carol, butterflies are busy this summer!!

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Re: A very good season for butterflies!

Postby bluebird » Jul 23, 2012 8:44 am

Thank-you Kara & Clara!

Kara I'm sure you'll get another chance at a Monarch and will get it next time for sure! They're like buses...another one will be along soon. :)
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Re: A very good season for butterflies!

Postby maryjanej » Jul 24, 2012 1:45 am

Lovely butterflies Carol and great pictures.
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Re: A very good season for butterflies!

Postby bluebird » Jul 24, 2012 7:16 pm

Thank-you Mary-Jane for your kind comment. Best wishes.
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Re: A very good season for butterflies!

Postby Smitty » Jul 25, 2012 8:44 am

could you save me a blue anarondak(how the heck do you spell that?? ) chair..I'd love to sip iced tea and watch the happenings in your gardens.
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