(Login tbyrnes) Hummingbird Member 2006 Posted Jun 16, 2012 7:53 AM
Yes, Becky, it's been the year of the butterfly for me. If I go out in the yard about ten AM I will five or six different types of butterflies in about ten minutes. Many, many, Zebra Longwings and Gold Rims. I have never seen so many ZL or Giant Swallowtails or Pipevines. Getting more Fritillaries and Sulphurs now. (Just saw a female hummer and a baby cardinal being fed by her Moma-hopefully not caterpillars.) Also, I'm seeing more Tigers lately. I think the wet weather has helped.
Not seeing many Monarchs lately. Most of my milkweed died off, but it's coming back now. Usually the Monarchs are the most plentiful after the Goldrims.
Need to do more garden work today. Got my order in from Santa Rosa... Decent plants, but small. Going to repot and fertilize a bit.
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