Just the back yard!? Nah, I want the front and side yards landscaped in natives too.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Today, after telling everyone on Wildlife Gardeners forum that I hadn't seen any monarch butterflies yet this year, I went outside and what did I see? Two monarchs. Not both at the same time, but definitely two different ones, unless the one I saw somehow flew ahead of me without my noticing.

Here is the first one I saw visiting my butterfly weed--which is still blooming--'though not as fully as before. It seems to be sending up a few more flowerbuds from the stems, so hopefully it will provide nectar (and beauty) for a while longer.

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