This week I spotted three different types of butterflies feeding on the lilac bushes. What a delight. The first was a Red Admiral, the next an American Painted Lady and today, a Black Swallowtail.
I’ve read that the mild winter will make this year a great one for seeing butterflies. I can’t wait to get the butterfly garden started at Wesley. In my own garden I planted annuals to attract butterflies including zinnias, cosmos and ageratum. In addition, I will have some larval foods around — parsley and swamp milkweed.
If you have a little space in your garden you might want to do the same. Or, come join us at the Saratoga Springs Community Garden at Wesley!