|White Admiral Butterfly on Spreading Dogbane|
|Swallowtail on Spreading Dogbane|
Here's an interesting You-tube about the Swallowtail caterpillar
What is a butterfly?
He's but a caterpillar
- Benjamin Franklin
Sarah Lynn, a wonderful reader, sent a link of close-up views of butterfly wings: http://tinyurl.com/ButterflyWingCloseup Enjoy! Thank you so much, Sarah Lynn!
I'm The Nectar Inspector,
Sweetness Detector -
I sip -
I don't sniff.
I love juice
In its deep-throated scarlet
cup of a bud
my favorite brew!
- Janet S. Wong
Wild Bergamot, Horsemint, or Beebalm
It smells a lot like oil-of-bergamot, which gives Earl Gray tea its flavor.
This mint attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.
Some Native American tribes used it as an insect repellant.
Flowers at Night
Some flowers close their petals,
blue and red and bright,
and go to sleep all tucked away
inside themselves at night.
Some flowers leave their petals
like windows open wide
so they can watch the goings-on
of stars and things outside.
- Aileen Fisher
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.
Just to let you know, I so appreciate my readers and your comments and encouragement!