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Name: Debby
Gulf Coast Texas (Zone 8b)
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value4dollars
Dec 1, 2014 6:45 AM CST
I am still seeing a few butterflies here in my gulf-coast Texas garden. Zinnias, roses, and pinks are still in bloom. I'm seeing a few monarchs and a yellow butterfly a couple of days ago was absolutely lovely. It was not a sulphur, but had black patterns on it's wings. It was a small to medium butterlfy. We are enjoying extremely mild temps here still.
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Dec 9, 2014 12:38 AM CST
Hi, Debby, glad you posted! When it's warm enough, I usually see some butterflies here also. There's still a Red Admiral or two occasionally, those like spoiled fruit when I have some outside. Not many blooms left here. I'd love to see pictures of your butterflies sometime!
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Name: Debby
Gulf Coast Texas (Zone 8b)
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value4dollars
Jun 27, 2015 12:36 PM CST

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Haven't seen too many butterflies this year; guess it's due to the uncommon amount of rain we've had this year?


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Name: Debby
Gulf Coast Texas (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Frogs and Toads Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Herbs Dragonflies
Birds Butterflies Daylilies Dog Lover Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals
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value4dollars
Jun 27, 2015 12:54 PM CST

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Think this is about it for my pics over the last year or so. I was thrilled to see the monarch emerging. Only time I've experienced that!





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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Jun 28, 2015 6:05 AM CST

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Ooh, you've got Monarchs, Giant Swallowtails, Gulf Fritillaries, and even a Palamedes Swallowtail! Nice variety!
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Name: Debby
Gulf Coast Texas (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Frogs and Toads Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Herbs Dragonflies
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value4dollars
Jun 28, 2015 11:09 AM CST
Thanks for identifying. I know monarchs and some swallowtails. Usually have sulphurs too. I plant dill, curley parsley. Also have lots of buttefly weed and citrus trees, so think that is a lot of material for the butterflies. Of course they all love the nectar in lantana, and I have a lot of that too. I just enjoy seeing them all. In Sept., I have what I call a "butterfly fest", lol. That seems to be when I have the most activity and variety.

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