Pollinator Plants work! It’s amazing. If you missed our first post where we talked about some of the best plants for bringing butterflies, hummingbirds and bees to your yard, you can read it here. Here are some butterflies enjoying their favorites:
An orange and brown cutie on Echinacea. There are so many little guys like this fluttering about.
A Great Spangled Frittilary on Echinacea. (I saw a couple of these today!)
This is a beautiful Spicebush Swallowtail on the Bee Balm. They can be tough to snap, these butterflies – they don’t pose for you as they flutter about! I couldn't catch a good shot of the Tiger Swallowtail I was trying to shoot. There have been tons of bees and other insects on the Echinacea, Bee Balm and Wild Bergamot. I see hummingbirds at the Bee Balm pretty often; they are SO awesome - hummingbird moths, too!
The Solidago, or Goldenrod, are coming into bloom now, in all shapes and sizes. They are so vibrant. I’ve seen bees and these cute tiny beetles visiting the flowers. Bees and butterflies aren’t the only pollinator insects - ants and other bugs pollinate certain plants!
There are so many flowering plants that will help the bees and butterflies while bringing beauty into your yard. Find something pleasing to your eye and support your local ecosystem at the same time!