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.
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.