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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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TBGDN
Jul 30, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Late summer brings some gorgeous blooms in the gardens. They attract numerous insects and other pollinators; of which the most colorful are the butterflies. This banner illustrates the importance of late summer blooming plants, and the diversity of butterflies. No garden should be without them.

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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jul 30, 2015 6:18 PM CST
Fantastic banner, Leon! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Natalie
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Jul 30, 2015 6:45 PM CST
Gorgeous! Love the pollinators!! Lovey dubby Hurray!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 30, 2015 7:46 PM CST
Fabulous Leon! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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TBGDN
Jul 30, 2015 7:52 PM CST
Thanks everyone for your generous thumbs, acorns and comments. Here are a couple more I wish I had been able to put into the banner. The little yellow one is common around here. And the colorful one I thought was a 'Painted Lady', but it apparently is not. Melanie (@mellielong) if you see this please add your opinion.




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Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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daylilydreams
Jul 30, 2015 8:09 PM CST
Your banner is outstanding! You are a very good photographer.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden!
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Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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TBGDN
Jul 30, 2015 8:19 PM CST
Betty, thank you, but as a photographer I'm a bit challenged. This one's for you.
A sharp looking little guy!

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 30, 2015 8:37 PM CST
Leon, the yellow one is a clouded sulphur & the second one is a common buckeye.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jul 30, 2015 9:00 PM CST
Beautiful, eye-catching banner!
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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GaNinFl
Jul 31, 2015 3:50 AM CST
Very nice photos and love the Banner, Leon! Thumbs up
Stan
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 31, 2015 4:35 AM CST
Beautiful banner, Leon!
Vickie
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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TBGDN
Jul 31, 2015 5:23 AM CST
flaflwrgrl said:Leon, the yellow one is a clouded sulphur & the second one is a common buckeye.


Thanks Ann. Smiling
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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Jul 31, 2015 6:02 AM CST
Leon, I agree with Ann. I thought the Sulphur might be an Orange Sulphur because they are very similar but I checked BAMONA and I'm leaning toward Clouded. I don't get either in my area so I'm not as familiar with them. I've only seen either species in WV at Grandma's house. Also, it doesn't seem to tag me if you put parenthesis around it so everyone be aware of that. See how my user name isn't blue like it is when you tag someone?

For those interested, if you click on the whole picture from left to right we have: Silver-Spotted Skipper, Monarch, Tiger Swallowtail (male), Tiger Swallowtail (maybe female), Painted Lady (underside), and Painted Lady (topside).

Leon, now you can compare your Painted Lady to the Common Buckeye and see the difference! You'll get it in no time!
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jul 31, 2015 8:59 AM CST
Leon, lovely banner, I love butterflies! Lovey dubby
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Hummingbirder Dog Lover Lilies
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TBGDN
Jul 31, 2015 9:17 AM CST
@mellielong Thanks Melanie. I think it's because I put ( ) around your tag that it didn't show. Now (with your help) I can go back and label some of these pictures in my files. It's that time of year up here that butterflies seem to be plentiful. One more ID: Is this a 'Hair-streak'? Plentiful on the mint blossoms here. Many Thanks.

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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Jul 31, 2015 9:25 AM CST
Definitely a Hairstreak, probably a Gray Hairstreak, but I'm not sure if you have similar species in your area. Remember, for absolute identification, I trust the experts at BAMONA. You can set up an account and submit sightings at [url=www.butterfliesandmoths.org]www.butterfliesandmoths.org[/url] It really helps them to track what species are being found where. For those of you who live in more rural areas, I think it's great to contribute since there likely aren't many people in your area that are doing so. Florida has a lot of butterfly enthusiasts so I try to report only uncommon species or those I just can't identify (Skippers!) in order to learn. But I submit everything I see when I visit Grandma in WV since I imagine there aren't a lot of amateur lepidopterists in her area.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jul 31, 2015 10:50 AM CST
That is so beautiful, Leon!
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Jul 31, 2015 11:02 AM CST
pirl said:That is so beautiful, Leon!

I agree Lovey dubby
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Hummingbirder Dog Lover Lilies
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TBGDN
Jul 31, 2015 1:27 PM CST
I was gone for quite awhile today, but I want you all to know I've learned from and enjoyed the input from everyone. Special thanks to Melanie for her insight and assistance. Each and every one of you are indeed an asset to ATP. It is your pictures, threads, discussions and comments that I enjoy and learn from most. So in that sense you are all very special to me especially, and the web-site as well!

I wish you all a happy, safe & relaxing week-end. And may all your visions be butterflies. Smiling
Again, thanks for the thumbs, acorns and comments!
Thank You!
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Name: Susie
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4susiesjoy
Jul 31, 2015 5:30 PM CST
Love the banner!!! Lovey dubby

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