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The variety of butterflies to my garden has been increasing daily with many more Monarchs making a beautiful show,the Fritillarys are happily playing with each other and dancing in pairs, theSpicebush butterfly seems huge and really stands out among all the smaller species. I have left a few of the weeds to grow as I have noticed that the butterflies are attracted to many of them.I cannot grow the beautiful milkweed plants which the Monarchs like, so I will use the plants that nature grows and it seems to work fine. I have been putting out ripe fruit and watermelon skins and was surprised to grab a handful of fire ants when I checked the feeder yesterday! I sprinkled some diatomecous earth (found in plant stores)around the pole and this helped immensly and kept the ants out of the feeder. I have used this in the past sprinkled around the house to keep bugs from the poarch and patio.

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Butterfly Farming is something my sister once mentioned and I thought it sounded so different! What a pleasant career this could be….hunting and finding butterflies on a daily basis. No one to tell you of all the mistakes made and positive outcomes of the mistakes! Wonderment in every new discovery! A new supply of visitors to greet me every morning as I walked outside and something new to learn everyday. A simple life living in harmony with nature…..ahhh does sound good,doesn’t it? This adventure I will share and along the way I may be able to encourage others to stop and smell the flowers and admire all the activity which happens in the world around us!

The Purple of the blooming Rosemary attracted many different butterflies.

The Purple of the blooming Rosemary attracted many different butterflies.

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