Gardening and butterflies
Annette, I haven't seen many butterflies in our area the past two years. I've seen an occasional Tiger Swallowtail, but thats about it. I wonder if the spraying for WNV has played a roll in the decline?
There has been a few skippers that play around me when I'm deadheading flowers. They are quite playful and will follow people around the garden. I enjoy the skippers very much.
I am happy to say I have lots of bee visitors! All different kinds, even honey bee's. Saw a couple this morning rolling with shear bliss on the Matilija poppy stamens.
I typically see the Monarch migration around mid-August. My garden sits patiently with lots of host plants and nectar sources .... keeping my fingers crossed that I see some action this year.
.... everyone please join in and tell me about your garden visitors :-)