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GrammaChar
Apr 10, 2016 7:52 AM CST
Before the flowers started blooming this spring, several butterflies (especially Red Admirals) were moving through the area. Knowing they have a fondness for rotting fruit, I made a 'mash' of black bananas, brown sugar, and dark beer. I let it ferment overnight (uncovered so it doesn't explode). It turned into the local pub! In fact, that one in the back looks like it might be staggering off to an AA meeting...
Now the spring blooms are coming on, and I'd love to see what butterflies are visiting your gardens. Post some photos! Please!
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GrammaChar
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Apr 10, 2016 8:10 AM CST
"Local pub" Hilarious! Love that! They're so pretty.

There's an ongoing thread started for butterflies where some people just look at their "watched" threads. More people will see your picture, if you want to post it over here: The thread "April 2016 Butterflies, Moths & Larva" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

I'm sure they will love seeing your local pub too. Smiling
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Texas (Zone 8a)
Passionate about Native Plants
Region: Texas Butterflies Salvias Garden Photography Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover
Birds Hummingbirder
Image
GrammaChar
Apr 10, 2016 8:15 AM CST
Oops. I'll move my post. Thanks for letting me know.

GrammaChar
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
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wildflowers
Apr 10, 2016 8:34 AM CST
You're very welcome. Thank you. Smiling
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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