Category Archives: Butterfly Bush

How To Build A Successful Butterfly Garden Videos

I thought I would put together some brief videos on how to create a successful Butterfly Garden for my last day of vacation. There are a total of 5 videos, each one is less than 2 minutes long.  Watching these should give you a decent idea of how to start (or continue) a successful Butterfly […]

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Male Monarch On Butterfly Bush

Another “critter” that took advantage of the brief bout of sunshine we had was this male Monarch.  He was obviously quite hungry as he only would land on this Butterfly Bush, and wasn’t the least bit concerned about patrolling for female Monarchs. I don’t know about you, but to me he sure has a lot […]

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Butterflies And Bees

Active day today for Butterflies and Honeybees.  They tend to fight on the Cigar Bush.  We also had two Eastern Black Swallowtails hatch and one Polydamas.  The Skippers were lively today as well.  Last but not least, there were a couple of young Monarchs flying around. My best shot I’ve ever taken of the Fiery […]

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I Figured It Out

I figured out, quite by accident, that the Butterflies like the early morning (and occasional late afternoon when it’s cool) temperatures.  The backyard was really full of life this morning, especially the Butterflies.  There were at least 4 Gulf Fritillaries flying around, a few Monarchs, and even the Polydamas Swallowtail (the rare one I photographed […]

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Life Of A Pimp

Remember Alvin, the first of Timothia’s offspring who hatched yesterday (May 22)?  Today he had a brother who was born, and whereas Alvin couldn’t seem to care less about another Butterfly, his brother, Brutus, is an all out Pimp! First came this Painted Lady Butterfly trying to impress Brutus Shortly after the Painted Lady Butterfly […]

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Alvin Says Goodbye

Remember Alvin, the first of Timothia’s offspring who hatched yesterday (May 22)?  I had mentioned that I brought him inside last night because he just sat on the Butterfly Bush and didn’t even flinch when another female Monarch came fluttering by. So today I took Alvin back outside to release him.  He calmly stretched his […]

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