BayScaping – Update

Bread feeds the body indeed, but flowers feed also the soul. — The Koran

Back in April I first described my “Bay Scaping” attempt:  planting native plants with positive food and habitat values for wildlife.  Well the bumble bees really like the swamp milkweed, but the milkweed didn’t attract too much else.  The Joe Pye weed  however, is doing a reasonably good job of attracting tiger swallowtails, including one dark form.  I have had as many as four or five at a time.  Also, perhaps as the season advanced, getting some silver spotted skippers.  Hopefully, some eggs will be laid and the intensity will increase next year.

Silver-spotted Skipper butterfly.TigerSwallowtail015

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