October: Butterfly Month


Painted lady photographed yesterday amid the haze of wildfire smoke.

Despite wildfire hazy sky and sometimes hazardous air, I hope October will once again be butterfly month in our backyard. So far I’ve seen/photographed a skipper, a painted lady and a cabbage white along with thousands of honey bees. In fact, I am clicking the camera to the constant drone of bees collecting nectar from ivy growing on a pergola by raised flower beds. Peace.

Bees love the ivy blooms.
The ivy climbs about 12-feet up on a pergola, attracting bees, butterflies and various other insects. The ivy is the center of an eco system.

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