Spring Is Here!
Friday, April 08, 2016
It is beautiful out and the monarch butterflies are thriving! This is our first batch of monarchs for
2016. We released twelve of them and two gulf fritillaries. I just love it when we can release a big number all at one time. I released my two hold-over swallowtails yesterday and just this morning, we were blessed with 32 new swallowtail eggs.
I have been spending a lot of time trimming, planting, rearranging and starting sprouts from seeds. I feel like the butterfly sanctuary is in full swing. The neighbors seem to be liking it too.
I have had several drop-in visitors, but I don't mind at all, I love talking about and sharing my butterflies. I am hoping to have the Eastern tiger swallowtails and the giant swallowtails back again this year.
It's little pleasures like this that just make my day.