Thursday, June 17, 2010

Some Amazing Butterfly Videos

Can't say I've ever seen this on my Joe Pye Weed but it's amazing all the same.

Proof that Butterfly weed, Asclepius tuberosa, actually does get butterflies on it. I believe this is more common in the southern states though. By the time it blooms up north where I am it's hit or miss. To many other options and then there's the question of what host plants are present.

Also see The Wild Garden (really): butterflies and milkweeds
This was another great video, it's a shame they disabled embedding. It really shows a rich diversity of pretty butterflies. It's the kind of video that could really sell some gardeners on buying the plant.