Thursday, September 27, 2007


The last few days, my buddelia bush (often known, for obvious reasons, as a butterfly bush) has been full of pumpkin-orange Monarch Butterflies. This afternoon, I counted six of them at once. The purple flowers on the budellia smell exactly like sun-warmed honey. I've also been seeing big fat honey bees (thank goodness) and other small polinators.


Anonymous said...

Horrifyingly, I have not seen a Monarch butterfly yet this year in my yard, which also has a butterfly bush. Strange. (Northern NJ area)

Woody, Tokin Lib'rul/Rogue Scholar & O'erall Helluvafella said...

I usta live on the Pacific Coast fly-way route of the Monarchs. This time of year they'd be thick, in huge, gentle, busy clouds, heading south to Mexico. I don't see 'em in the Rio Grande Fly-way, though. Don't recall ever having Monarchs in the U/CRGV...