Six on Saturday – Bountiful Butterflies

It’s a dreadful Saturday morning in Florida, our first cold front of the season is moving through spawning 35 mph winds and pouring rain. I spotted some new butterflies in my garden this week and decided that would be a better post than blurry, windblown flowers photos. I started a pollinator garden about two years ago and was astonished at how many butterflies appeared in my garden to devour my botanical treats. Here are a few:

The Giant Swallowtail on Firebush.



Cloudless  Sulphur Caterpillar on Senna ligustrina.


Zebra Longwing Butterfly:



Gulf Fritillary Butterfly on Zinnias:


Pipevine  Swallowtail Butterfly on Firebush:


Black Swallowtail on screen porch:


For more Six on Saturday posts,  hopefully from drier gardens – follow this link to The  Propagators blog  More SOS.

Happy Gardening!


14 comments on “Six on Saturday – Bountiful Butterflies

  1. nancy marie allen says:

    Beautiful butterflies, Amelia!

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  2. Your garden certainly worked. We got the storm two days ago and are expecting a nice, but cool weekend. There’s lots of work to do outside, so the weather is perfect.

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  3. Butterflies!!!! No Snow!!!!! How happy these photos make me!!!!! LOVE the Cloudless Sulphur Caterpillar!

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    A great example of “If you build it, they will come.” 🙂


  5. mmwm says:

    We have some lingering bits of snow on the ground with more to come tomorrow and Tues here in northern New England, so I am especially loving seeing these gorgeous lepidoptera, particularly the cloudless sulphur butterfly caterpillar, which I’ve never seen before. Thanks!

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    • Wow, we had a cold front yesterday that finally dropped the temps into the 70s..I have a lot of Sulphurs since I planted a host plant (Senna) I enjoy the butterflies and am happy to hear you did.


  6. cavershamjj says:

    Wow fantastic butterfly pics, lovely to see. That first one is particularly fab, very bright.

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  7. tonytomeo says:

    Dang! Your butterflies are as unfamiliar and impressive as the flowers in your garden!


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