Date: 7/12/19 9:24 am From: Tammy Eustis via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] No butterflies??
Low in Chester, too. We would usually have flutters of fritillaries all over our milkweed, but I don't think I've seen one this year. One each of black and yellow swallowtails so far, and a couple of painted ladies. No cabbage moths, which makes me wish we had planted brussel sprouts this year. The only success we had was with monarchs - a couple came through laying eggs early in the season, and we had a day of young hatching, with four excited "babies" exploring the yard all afternoon.
I've also planted with natives and pollinators in mind, so it's distressing. On the plus side, we have bats, a wide variety of dragonflies, and more fireflies than we've had in decades. Things may be on a cycle.
Tammy Eustis Assistant Director, Killingworth Library Association 860-663-2000 <teustis...>
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: [CT Birds] No butterflies?? From: Angela Dimmitt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Date: Fri, July 12, 2019 11:56 am To: <ctbirds...>
Off focus, but has anyone noticed there are absolutely no butterflies in their gardens? I mean zero since the cabbage whites and little azurs much earlier. My garden is largely native shrubs and plants. Angela Dimmitt New Milford _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org