Very few butterflies this year
This time last year I had already raised and released several Black Swallowtail butterflies. This year, I have found zero eggs on my rue and parsley plants and have yet to see a BST butterfly around my neighborhood. I have seen very few butterflies of any kind. I went to the Butterfly Garden at Roper Mtn Science Center last week and did not see a single butterfly there. Lots of dragonflies, but that was it. My daughter was there yesterday with a group of kids and said the kids asked where the butterflies were. Any ideas? I know a lot of flowers, especially perennials are blooming later this year, could that be it? My niece asked me last week when we were going to raise butterflies again!