butterflies in camelot
I did a butterfly count on my walk through my butterfly sanctuary from 3-3:15 today and spotted 45 butterflies-the best day yet. Pipevine swallowtails were most plentiful but I spotted about 9 other species. One big surprise, even though about 45 of my 60 butterfly bushes are now blooming, the biggest butterfly magnet was bottlebrush buckeye. I spotted 1 Spicebush swallowtail and 4 Pipevine swallowtails on ONE of my 20 bottlebrush buckeyes. If you haven't seen a big bottlebrush buckeye in full bloom, you've missed a real treat. Try Google images to see what you've missed.