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BUTTERFLY TIME

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2006
by Thornius on July 09, 2006 10:43 AM
Was out in my backyard today and ran across this beauty. This is the time of year that birds go pretty much dormant, so we bird photographers switch to butterflys and wild flowers until Fall migration rolls around.

EASTERN TIGER SWALLOWTAIL
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by Triss on July 09, 2006 10:55 AM
Ohhhhhh how pretty!

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by corabell on July 09, 2006 11:49 AM
Your pic sure is a beauty. I had the same suprise today. I was sitting on my porch after whatelse,digging in the dirt, resting a min. and the prettiest butterfly came to my garden. Don't know names yet but I was thrilled. Maybe some of my hard work is paying off.

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by Wrennie on July 10, 2006 12:29 AM
I got some good pics of a butterfly, and some flowers the other day. On film tho'. There were 3 tiger swallowtails, whenever I picked up the camera they were gone. Must have looked the fool running around my yard with a camera attatched to my eye, loking up, down, where'd they go. Run this way that way. If someone saw they would have thought a bee ws chasing me, except for the camera part. Suprising noone called the looney van!!

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by Mandi on July 18, 2006 05:36 PM
Just wondering what kind of plants really attract butterflies? I live in Iowa... Thanks. [flower]

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by Triss on July 18, 2006 05:49 PM
Here is a great link that will help you with that Mandi.
Butterfly

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by Mandi on July 18, 2006 06:12 PM
Thank you soooo much!! Oh what fun! [flower]

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by Triss on July 19, 2006 07:02 AM
You are welcome. Hope you find some things you like there.

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by plants 'n pots on July 19, 2006 08:24 AM
Hi Mandi!

Right now I have all sorts of butterflies on my butterfly bushes, coneflowers, monarda, coreopsis, and black eyed suzies.

It's so much fun to watch them flutterby!
Wrennie - I know just how you feel - I was doing that same exact camera dance here the other morning - never did get any pictures though! [perplexed]

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by loz on July 19, 2006 08:49 AM
Hello Mandi.... [wavey]

Me and Athena were outside yesterday watching a huge butterfly glide from flower to flower...We both felt so bad because one of its pretty wings was torn at the bottom. She kept asking me if it was hurting the butterfly.

Usually when I see some pretty ones I always forget to take my camera out with me. [Razz]
by plants 'n pots on July 19, 2006 09:14 AM
loz - I had a yellow tiger swallowtail here 2 summers in a row that had a torn bottom wing. I don't know if it was the same one returning the next summer - don't know how long they live, but it stuck around all summer both years. I always felt badly for it, but was also so very glad that it was enjoying my numerous butterfly bushes.

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by Thornius on July 19, 2006 09:40 AM
Many Butterflies I see have damaged wings but it doesn't seem to bother them at all.

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by weezie13 on July 20, 2006 01:58 AM
Nat,
That is one gorgeous butterfly......

And a great photo!!!! [Cool] [thumb] [clappy]

I had a Monarch sniffin' out some milkweed plants I let grow in my front yard...
*as invasive as the stuff is, we love watching
those butterflies*

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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