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Happy Spring Guys!!!!

Posted by bandjzmom 7 NWGeorgia (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 12, 14 at 9:48

Hello to all of the old friends, and nice to meet you to the new ones! Spring is here, and the butterfly fever has begun! Thought I would update you on what is going on here in my NW GA yard. I have already released 38 Black Swallowtails this spring, more males than females. They had overwintered in my garage. I have Spicebush SWT chrysalides from last fall, and I still have the one Zebra SWT chrysalis. Maybe it's dead, but we know not to give up on Swallowtails. :) I am seeing big Tigers in the yard, but that is about it so far, other than the BST's I've released myself. I do have eggs and tiny BST cats on my Fennel already. Butterfly Weed has broken the ground, and I just planted 2 Swamp MW plants that I picked up at the native plant sale. Looking forward to reading about your news and sharing another great butterfly season with you all. ~~Angie

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RE: Happy Spring Guys!!!!

We're all glad spring is here, and you're posting again, Angie!

That's a LOT of black swallowtails to overwinter, but then I overwintered 67 pipevine swallowtails! The one in the picture is beyond gorgeous!

Spring is a busy time, my favorite time of the year!


RE: Happy Spring Guys!!!!

Happy Spring to all!
Thank goodness finally sun and warmth. Our winter was so bad that my Brazilian Verbena croaked. I hope it reseeds. Many of my shrubs have dead leaves and may not rebound. Slowly working to trim and clean up a bit in the front. I misted my wintering over chrysalis and await their birth.
May all these days be long and filled with flowers and butterflies.

RE: Happy Spring Guys!!!!

Glad to see you back, bandjzmom! So nice to greet old friends and looking forward to many fluttering wings!

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