10 July 2010

July's Butterflies

It is a thrill to see the results of our changed gardening practices.
Do you know what this is on the rue (Ruta graveolens)?

Proven Winners Heliotrope is one of the best butterfly
nectar plants a gardener can have. Checkerspot is my guess.


This is a 3 year old bulbing fennel plant. Everyone I tell
that we grow it for the butterfly caterpillars says, "I like
to eat it." Well, we eat plenty of it, too.


What's this one?


Want to guess what's on the Phlox?


There is a lot more about raising butterflies at http://www.butterflynature.com/raising-butterflies.html
http://www.thebutterflysite.com/oklahoma-butterflies.shtml
http://www.butterflynature.com/gallery.html
http://www.butterflygarden.co.uk/b_id_gallery/brown.htm
http://en.butterflycorner.net/Agraulis-vanillae-Gulf-Fritillary-Vanillefalter.870.0.html
- enjoy and join in the fun.

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