I went out to mow at the acreage this morning. We have had so much rain that everything has grown up. I was amazed at the number of butterflies. Hundreds and hundreds of butterflies were flying and nectaring on the white clover growing in the grass. There really isn't a lawn--just weeds and different types of grasses. Not really anything that you would call a wild flower meadow. But the butterflies were happy. There is wild plantain, the white clover, dandelions, and I think it's called "medic" the little tiny clover-like leaves with yellow flowers. The Eastern-tailed blues lay eggs on this. There were Variegated Fritillaries, Buckeyes, ETBs, Gray HSs, and all kinds of Sulphurs. There were also the biggest Checkered Whites that I have ever seen. Lots of hooking up was going on. Also saw Painted and Am Ladies--due to lots of cud weed. When I came home to my butterfly garden, there were a handful of butterflies. Mostly the Pipevine Swallowtails and the Variegated fritillary that I released this morning. I have tried so hard to create the perfect butterfly habitat, and I found it. But it's not what I imagined it would look like. Not very neat--really messy and weedy. I hated mowing this morning. I'll definitely leave an area au natural.