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Where oh where.....
Topic Started: Jul 25 2009, 06:29 AM (580 Views)
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....have the butterflies gone? :confused1

There has been a sad lack of butterflies this year. I usually have all kinds flitting around.

Black Swallowtails and Fritillaries are the only large species I've seen on the butterfly bushes and coneflowers which are blooming now. I've seen no yellow swallowtails, monarchs or viceroys. Even the common yellow or white cabbage butterflies are missing.

I did see several species of small angelwings earlier this year, but it's hard to ID them. A few of the tiny species like the blue Spring Azure are still attracted to wet bunny manure.

I wonder if this is widespread or if something is lacking in my garden. Possibly a result of the 2 yr drought?

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