Where Butterflies go at dusk..

Day and night may find me out on our half acre, among the flowers, vines and trees looking for and exploring “the secrets of nature.” 

I had never wondered prior, where the butterflies go at dusk.  I just never thought about it.  It hadn’t registered as a question with me.  Until one day I was out in the yard watching the big yellow Sulphur butterflies flit around the bushes and the trees and I saw one, resting up in a tree.  

If you go out at dusk and are careful, looking around your trees and bushes, you too might find a butterfly resting for the evening as this one is  (Notice the little green fly in the second image)   Click on the images to make them larger.

Orange-barred Sulphur – Phoebis philea.
Look for the yellow among the green of the tree.

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 If you want to keep butterflies around your yard, plant bushes they can feed on.  These include native firebush, blue butterfly bushes and native milkweed.  

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