Category Archives: Texas Lantana

Beat Up Easter Black Swallowtail Feeding And Laying Eggs

This poor Eastern Black Swallowtail is really torn up.  I think she’s on her last legs.  I watched her feed on the Lantana for a while, then head over to the Fennel to lay eggs.

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A Single Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

I’ve mentioned previously that we really haven’t seen many Gulf Fritillary Butterflies this year.  I still think the drought has something to do with that.  However, while I was out photographing the Monarch Butterflies, I noticed a smaller Butterfly chasing the Monarchs.  It turns out it was a Gulf Fritillary. I’m assuming this one is […]

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Fiery Skipper, American Painted Lady, and Red Admiral Butterflies

I had quite a few Butterflies in the backyard today, much more so than normal.  The Zinnia garden is attracting many insects including Honeybees, Carpenter Bees, and of course, Butterflies.  The Lantana also appears to be a Butterfly favorite. This is an American Painted Lady on a Red Zinnia flower. Although I’ve seen them in […]

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December 2010 Monarch Butterfly Garden Update

I don’t have any pictures to share tonight but I thought I’d provide an update on our Butterfly Garden, particularly with the Monarchs. Strangely enough, we have quite a few Monarch Butterflies right now.  We’ve been releasing 1-2 Monarchs per day for the last couple of weeks.  In a way, this makes some sense.  In […]

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Butterflies Were Everywhere Today

Holy Cow!  Today there were Butterflies everywhere in the backyard.  We had a Monarch, Question Mark, Variegated Fritillary, Giant Swallowtail, Gray Hairstreak, Eastern Black Swallowtail, some type of Crescent Butterfly, and a Pipevine Swallowtail. I got a few pictures, but I missed several and several others weren’t that good as I got over-excited. The plants […]

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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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Updated Butterfly Garden

I couldn’t stand it any longer.  Although there is a chance of freezing weather this week, I just had to go buy some new plants.  I’ve been tired of looking in the backyard and seeing nothing but brown. I previously had about 10 milkweed plants (which have been in pots that I take indoors when […]

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