Tuesday, November 22, 2016
My Butterfly Friends
I've got two Gulf Fritillary butterflies that have been visiting the Pentas lately.
This shows the underside, which I think is so pretty. I've decided to name these two Gully and Fritz.
I was really happy when this Monarch showed up the other day. And yes, he's been named too - Monty. (perhaps I don't have enough to occupy my mind, I name everything, haha)
Here's a pic of them playing nice together on the same plant. There's enough for everybody!
I've also got a Giant Yellow Swallowtail that visits almost every day. I've named her Swishy, because she never seems to stop beating her wings. This shot I took at our previous place. I haven't been able to get photos of Swishy yet...just movin' too fast!
We have a lot of White Peacocks like this one above. I also see quite a few Yellow Sulphur butterflies.
The one I haven't seen yet in our new yard, is our state butterfly the Zebra Longwing.
So, I'd better get busy and plant some of their host plants (Passiflora incarnata) if I want to increase the odds of having them visit!
Hope you all have a wonderful Turkey Day! And if you don't recognize Thanksgiving where you live, I hope you have a wonderful day as well!