Butterfly enjoying the garden

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    We have a lot of Gulf Frittilary butterflies since we have their host plants and plenty of nectar for them. They are colorful, flighty, and enjoy our zinnias. We try to provide, and they reciprocate by flitting about in our yard.
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    Way to go, Jane !
    That's a great foto of this species.
     
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    Gail-Steman In Flower

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    What a fantastic shot Jane. :sete_005::sete_005: Gulf Frittilary butterflies are beautiful and I can see every detail of yours close up - perfect. :)
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Thank you all for your kind comments, and I have passed them on to my husband, the photographer. He has the patience and the knowledge to get good photos. I just dig holes in the dirt and plant!
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    You're my kinda gal. :D
     
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    Gail-Steman In Flower

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    @marlingardener i have the hubby digging besides photo's half the time...it's the old knee caps mate :whistling:
     
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    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    I didn't see a lot of butterflies this summer. I had surgery in the beginning of October and while relaxing in my chair when I got home I could see a lot of Monarchs on my flowers...this year has been warmer later here so I think that is why they were here so late. Now we have had frost quite a few times so nothing is moving in the garden besides some flies and lady bugs/asian beetles. Beautiful photo...
     
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    Sherry, we had/have Monarchs, and they are staying here later than usual. I've been told my grandfather could predict weather by observing birds, butterflies, cattle, etc. He was probably more accurate than our current "meteorologists" with their satellite models!
    I hope your surgery went well and that you are mended and enjoying your beautiful spot, lady bugs and all!
     
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    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    I agree with what you said about our current meteorologists . I think it is interesting what you said about your Grandfather, I think I would have to agree with him over the others. Surgery went well, just a long recovery time. Thank you.
     

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