Tag: Butterflies

'Red Admiral' Butterfly

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The purple coneflowers in my garden have opened up this week and the blooms attracted the ‘Red Admiral’ butterfly to the garden.  Of all the butterflies that pass through here Red Admiral is my favorite. These butterflies have dark wings, with white spots and orange streaks. They’re one of the “friendliest” butterflies you can encounter... Read more »

Butterfly Photography at Chicago Garden

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a professional photographer, but every once in a while I take a photograph in the garden that I like. Last week was a pretty good day for butterfly photography in the garden. I managed to get a couple of photographs of butterflies that I liked. Here... Read more »

Butterfly Gardening

Gardening for butterflies is a lot different than gardening to attract bees to your garden in Chicago. Butterflies need two kinds of plants; host plants that butterflies can lay eggs on and the caterpillars can eat on and nectar plants that butterflies can feed upon. To be honest, I never set out to attract butterflies... Read more »