SUNDAY’S SPECIAL VISITORS
Tomorrow the first day of Fall will arrive at 10:29 P.M./EDT, and I was just thinking that I hadn’t seen a butterfly around the garden all summer. Then a flock of three showed up in the back gardens of West Walnut Manor!
They all appear to be male Monarchs. Could it be that these butterflies are not only free, but also gay? That could explain the dwindling numbers in the Monarch migrations. But it sure is great to see them flutter by on their way south again.
But with so many monarchs hanging around, I knew that there had to be a few commoners, serfs, toadies and peons in the area. And sure enough, I this is what I found in the lower end of the flower bed …
… a common and smaller American Painted Lady or Thistle butterfly and a bunch of worker bees busy at work.
By the way, does anyone know the name of the pink flowers that my mother planted behind what was then or vegetable garden some fifty years ago. The butterflies and bees really are attracted to them.
Posted on September 21, 2014, in MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT! and tagged butterflies, Fall Migration, photography, the AmericanPainted Ladies, The Autumnal Equinox, THE MONARCHS, West Walnut Manor. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.