The bumblebees have found my purple coneflowers! I’m still waiting patiently for the Monarchs to arrive. I’ve spotted one Tiger Swallowtail so far.
The “blanket flowers” and butterfly weed and many more plants that attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and yellow finches are just waiting for visitors! I think our cool, wet Spring has affected the pollinators and butterflies so far. So I’ll keep watching!
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This is the last Monarch to visit our butterfly garden in 2016. We enjoyed each and every one that we saw, and thank God for His creation and their beauty! The monarchs enjoyed our butterfly weed, milkweed plants, and butterfly bushes (this one is named “Ruby”) as well as the zinnias and impatiens blooming here.
Read more about Monarchs and their migration here and on other sites that you find when searching Google for “monarchs” and “migration.”
Remember to save your flower seeds and plant in the early spring to help make your environment more butterfly friendly!
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Little sister brought her baby brother her favorite book—The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle–and he was completely mesmerized by it, as you can see!
The cocoon and hat were crocheted by Lake Effect Creations. You can find her Etsy shop online at etsy.com
Isn’t he adorable in it? A beautiful creation in God’s world!
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Posted in Animals & Insects, Bees, Botanicals, Butterflies, Butterfly Garden, Fauna, Floral, Floral Gardening, Monarchs, Summer Days
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