Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Explore Outdoors ~ Butterflies

 I've allowed the milkweed to infiltrate the borders of my garden. It's taken a couple years of encouraging them to grow, taking out some of the non-native ornamentals to give them room, and even giving them a drink during the hot season. But this year they are blooming and attracting a variety of insects. Here are a couple of the butterflies that have been hanging around.
an Essex Skipper ~ look at that tongue!

Banded hairstreak
What butterflies are you seeing fluttering around your backyard and through the neighborhood?

1 comment:

  1. Nice photos! I'm not sure I've ever seen milkweed blooms. Thanks for the post.