First 2022 Butterfly Visit To Dustin's Garden

@CarolDM (200781)
United States
June 26, 2022 11:21am CST
Was out watering the garden yesterday evening and noticed a large black swallowtail butterfly fluttering around the blooms. Took out my iPhone to snap some photos. Was happy to get a few good ones. The butterflies really enjoy these butterfly bushes. The white one and purple (called Black Knight) are starting to bloom now. Exciting time in the garden. I saw other critters and hope to get photos of them as well. Makes me very happy to see the butterflies starting to arrive in the garden. Photo is mine.
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@marlina (154691)
• Canada
26 Jun
It is so beautiful
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
26 Jun
Thank you, I love these as you know.
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@sjvg1976 (38631)
• Delhi, India
26 Jun
They like your garden that's why they have started coming in there. Hope to see some more pictures in the coming time.
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
26 Jun
Yes they do.
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@jobelbojel (34832)
• Philippines
26 Jun
The butterflies love your garden. I hope you can get photos of the other fellas. Have a wonderful day.
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
26 Jun
Yes they really do. And that makes me very happy. I will try to get more photos. You do the same.
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@Juliaacv (74700)
• Canada
26 Jun
Butterfly bushes, even without one landed on its blooms, are so strikingly beautiful. They remind me of a lilac bloom, which I love. Lilac bushes grow so large in comparison, but the blooms are similar.
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@Juliaacv (74700)
• Canada
26 Jun
@CarolDM Yes, that is a drawback to a lilac shrub, their beautiful blooms are so short lived. We had 2 large shrubs when we moved into our old home, but our son was only 7 at the time, and those shrubs used to attract the bees. We had them removed out of a sense of fear for him getting stung.
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
26 Jun
I just love seeing them land and gracefully flutter around the garden. The lilac bush is in the back of the photo. The blooms are already gone for the year.
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
26 Jun
@Juliaacv I often wonder why the blooms only last a short while. My rose of sharon and the golden privet also attract bees. But they pass out with all of the pollen inside the blooms.
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@JudyEv (300266)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jun
That butterfly looks huge! Hopefully there will be many more.
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@JudyEv (300266)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Jun
@CarolDM Really?? That big?? I don't think we have any that big here. Certainly I've never seen one.
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
27 Jun
They are large butterflies. Larger the my hand. The yellow ones will be here soon too. They have striking black stripes. I enjoy them all!
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
28 Jun
@JudyEv Yes they are a very large species. And I see them every day now.
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@RubyHawk (82144)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jun
I love to see butterflies out sipping nectar. Everyone needs a butterfly bush in the yard.
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@RubyHawk (82144)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jun
@CarolDM I’m sure you do it’s so pretty and peaceful.
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
27 Jun
@RubyHawk Thanks again.
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
27 Jun
I enjoy the garden so much. And these two bushes have helped attract the butterflies.
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@m_audrey6788 (58219)
• Germany
26 Jun
Oh that butterfly is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
26 Jun
He is wonderful to see. You are very welcome.
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• Germany
27 Jun
@CarolDM Yes so true
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@rebelann (104732)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Jun
Beautiful butterfly. I generally don't see any around here.
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
26 Jun
Thanks I was very happy to see this one today. I wish you could see them there.
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@FourWalls (51072)
• United States
27 Jun
How beautiful! I’m sure they would have been in the garden sooner but who wants to flutter around in this hot weather? Butterflies aren’t dumb.
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@FourWalls (51072)
• United States
27 Jun
@CarolDM — really? Butterflies like the heat? What are they, nuts???
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
27 Jun
Thanks they actually only appear when it is hot. The hotter the better for them.
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@DaddyEvil (112356)
• United States
26 Jun
Very nice! I've been watching the flowers in my yard and have only seen bees around them so far. (I've got oxalis and several types of wild flowers in and around the yard.)
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@DaddyEvil (112356)
• United States
26 Jun
@CarolDM Thanks. Me, too.
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
26 Jun
Thanks I also have bees especially in the Rose of Sharon blooms. I hope you see butterflies soon.
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
26 Jun
@DaddyEvil Very welcome.
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@wolfgirl569 (69727)
• Marion, Ohio
27 Jun
I know you will enjoy those
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
27 Jun
Yes I have looked forward to seeing them.
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@RasmaSandra (61014)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
27 Jun
How wonderful and a very lovely butterfly. I hope you have a great start to the new week.
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
27 Jun
Thanks I am happy to finally see these.
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@Ronrybs (16462)
• London, England
26 Jun
I have had some visiting the back garden, but not sure if they are moths or not
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@Ronrybs (16462)
• London, England
27 Jun
@CarolDM I have been furkling away and not achieving much!
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
27 Jun
@Ronrybs I understand. Always good to see you.
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
26 Jun
These are larger than my hand, and are swallowtails. I see these black ones and the yellow ones each year. Good to see you by the way.
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• Philippines
26 Jun
the butterfly was cool and its seems big than normal one's. but yea Imma share some sayings my parents say when there is butterfly. they always say "It's out loveones who are in heaven visiting us".
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
26 Jun
Yes these are large butterflies. They are visiting in my late son’s memorial garden. Your words are spot on.
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
27 Jun
@DevMrSamEleazar Thank you.
• Philippines
26 Jun
@CarolDM its beautiful also I forgot to say that.
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@RebeccasFarm (84638)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
26 Jun
How beautiful Carol!
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
26 Jun
Thanks I was so happy to see this visitor.
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@GreatMartin (23421)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
26 Jun
There is ALWAYS something happening in gardens!!
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
26 Jun
Yes but this time of the year is a special time. The butterflies are such a joy.
@1creekgirl (34606)
• United States
26 Jun
That butterfly and flower are both exquisite. I know you were excited to see that in Dustin's garden.
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
26 Jun
Thanks. I am glad both bushes are starting to bloom. I am very happy.
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@Shiva49 (25483)
• Singapore
27 Jun
Lovely snap, looks like another beautiful day. Nature never fails us.
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
27 Jun
Thank you, I enjoy the garden.
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@thelme55 (76591)
• Germany
28 Jun
Beautiful! I was taking videos of plenty of butterflies from the garden of my friend last Friday while I was harvesting roses. They were awesome.
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@thelme55 (76591)
• Germany
3 Jul
@CarolDM It is nice to have a garden, isn’t it?
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
5 Jul
@thelme55 Very enjoyable
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
28 Jun
That is wonderful you are enjoying the butterflies too. I look forward to what each day brings to the garden.
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@Nakitakona (55804)
• Philippines
5 Jul
Do you know some of the butterflies names or species?
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@CarolDM (200781)
• United States
5 Jul
Yes I mentioned the name above here. Black Swallowtail. A more recent post was a Monarch. I gave buckeye, sulphuric, skippers and many more.
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@Nakitakona (55804)
• Philippines
6 Jul
@CarolDM Oh yes you did. I overlooked it.