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8809 2 Painted Lady butterfly

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 8809 2 Painted Lady butterfly



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I have seen so few Butterflies this year ... :o(

30 Jul, 2019

 

sorry to hear that, Shirley. We've had fewer than in previous years, especially the White Admiral and the yellow eastern swallowtail... BUT... I've fostered a few Monarchs this year by keeping patches of wild Asclepias from being mowed under. I've seen Painted Ladies this year..which were even more rarely seen in previous years. A moratorium on spraying certain herbicides and neonics in the province has had a beneficial effect on their numbers. We have a new "slash and burn" Premier this year...so who knows if these environmental laws will fall under his axe.

30 Jul, 2019



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