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Back Yard Photographer – Butterflies and Flowers

Silver spotted skipper getting pollen from a Hosta flower

In the spring I had set out to grow more flowers and plants in my flower gardens that butterflies and hummingbirds would like. It took much experimentation and sadly some of the flowers didn’t survive. However, I now have a much better idea of what flowers I need to grow in very specific places. Next spring I will be replanting some from this year and trying some additional flowers and plants. I’ve also been trying to get a mixture, so the butterflies can get their nectar but also have a place for their larvae. I’m learning so much! It has also been fun getting pictures of the flowers and and some of the butterflies that have visited. I don’t have a large variety of visitors yet, but I shall keep trying!!

During the winter as I study more, I’m going to try to start some of the flowers from seed in doors, so they are ready to plant in the spring after the frost is done. Maybe this will give them a better chance of living as the experiments continue! 🙂

Here are a few of my favorite photos from my flower gardens with the butterflies:

Silver Spotted Skipper climbing a Hosta flower
Silver Spotted Skipper tasting a zinnia flower
European Skipper
European Skipper
Clouded Sulphur
Clouded Sulphur

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog. Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

All photos are originals by Kim Lawless