Where Have the Butterflies Gone?Posted: November 10, 2014
Monarchs have finally arrived to the area, but only two were seen in the garden where they were feeding on Tropical Milkweed. Hopefully, they will have a safe trip to Mexico. According to Monarch Watch, their numbers are going down.
Sulphur Butterflies are common here. This one is on a cigar plant which is also a favorite of hummingbirds.
Gulf Fritillary Butterflies have filled the garden with caterpillars in the past, but now few show up.
The garden used to be filled with many different varieties of butterflies. Where are they now? There are many different theories, but for the time being we gardeners can just do our best to grow blooming plants that butterflies prefer. Has anyone else seen a decline of butterflies in their area?