Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Bees and Butterflies on Butterfly Bushes

Big bee on little yellow flowers: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
Happy wild Wednesday! Butterfly bushes really do attract butterflies (and bees too). 
Pretty butterfly on purple flowers: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
The butterflies and bees don't seem to be picky about the flower color.
Bee on blue butterfly bush: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
Or whether the flowers are in sun or shade.
White butterfly on bicolor butterfly bush: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
But they do seem to have a preference for the newer blooms.
Fuzzy bee on yellow flowers Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
Maybe the nectar is sweeter on the younger flowers? I don't know. But I love seeing the bushes filled with bees and butterflies. There was also a monarch butterfly on the bushes but it was too fast and skittish for me to capture with my camera.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you and our dwindling bee and butterfly populations!

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