Saturday, September 18, 2010

Camera Critter Saturday-Monarchs




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The Monarch Butterflies were passing through this week by the hundreds.  I had planted a butterfly bush this past spring, they are not hardy to my zone 4 garden but it sure attracted the butterflies!  I doubt it will winter over for me but I have decided I will plant more next spring and treat them as annuals if I must, as it is worth to see all the butterflies!

16 comments:

Marlene said...

Beautiful photos.

Out on the prairie said...

Real nice photos, my best count on one plant has been 8.Feel bad when I have hit a few, hard to swerve sometimes.We tagged them last weekend and again this weekend if the weather permits.

Naturedigital said...

Great captures of the beautiful butterflies.
Costas

Eds said...

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Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Gorgeous shots of the butterflies.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

There has been an abundance of butterflies this year. Your butterfly bush "should" winter well and come back twice as big in the spring.

Kcalpesh said...

Awesome colors! Great captures!!

Pixellicious Photos

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous butterflies!

Turtle and Praying Mantis

Mel Cole of PA, USA said...

What a lovely butterly!

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EG Wow said...

Beautiful shots of the monarch on the Buddleia blossoms!!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots of the Monarch butterfly! I love the butterfly bushes.

Mary S. said...

This year, I grew several butterfly bushes (got them on special) even though it is doubtful they will survive through the MN winter. Two of them are in deep pots and they flowered and got bigger than any of the others. I will probably plant them in the garden yet this fall, just to see if they can survive, but even if they don't, it was worth it to have all the butterflies and the gorgeous blooms.

Connie said...

Gorgeous photos!! We don't have monarchs here, so I enjoy seeing them on other people's flowers.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Beautiful pictures. I've planted a few BB bushes and sometimes they just have a hard time making it thru our weird weather.

Anja said...

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Mary said...

What a wonderful thing to do for the butterflies! Monarchs are so pretty.