Butterflies in my Front Garden and Test Garden

Butterfly bushes attract butterflies like no one’s business!

Here are some photos of butterflies in my garden beds.  They are swarming around my Butterfly bush right now because it is full bloom.

Spoicebush Swallowtail Papillo troillusSpicebush Swallowtail Papillo troilus feeding on some nectar.  He seems to be enjoying himself!

Dark Swallowtail and yellow zinnias.My zinnias are so popular with swallowtails right now!

Butterflies and ZinniasTwo for the price of one!

Butterfly on my zinniasA gorgeous butterfly enjoying the nectar on a zinnia in my test garden.

Two butterflies in one!Great shot of two of the same buckeye butterfly.  My bush had at least 50 of these the day I took this!

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Monarch butterfly in a butterfly bush.Yellow swallowtail butterfly. I had the hardest time getting him to stay put.  He is extra hungry and keeps flitting from one bloom to another.

Butterfly feeding in my front garden.This one was huge – a Dark Morph Tiger Swallowtail!  Love the color on his bottom.

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  2 comments for “Butterflies in my Front Garden and Test Garden

  1. 09/21/2014 at 4:16 pm

    Your butterfly features are gorgeous! I get swallowtails and monarchs in my yard. It’s always great to see butterfly ‘diversity’! I am definitely putting in more buddleia and milkweed in my garden this spring!
    Best,
    Angela

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      09/21/2014 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks Angela. For some reason I didn’t get as many this year even though I had more flowers (and butterfly bushes) than ever. Sign of the times! Carol

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