Where are the butterflies?
Last year was my first experience with butterflies. We raised 10 BSTs and it was so much fun.
They inspired me to work on my butterfly garden. This year I have dill, carrot, parsley, and rue all ready for them. The milkweed is in bloom. I bought 2 butterfly bushes and a joe pye weed.
Yet, all I ever see are cabbage whites laying eggs on my kale. In my boredom and desperation, I went from protecting my kale to taking a few cabbage whites inside just so I have something going on in my butterfly habitat.
I know I just have to be patient and the BSTs will probably show up in another month when it's consistently hot. I am getting very antsy though. Checking my carrots and dill daily and seeing nothing.
Anyone else in my area seeing BSTs yet? Or monarchs?