Thursday, November 11, 2010
Everybody else ignored the Queens on the NABA field trips, but, WOW! They are big and beautiful. And in most places where we stopped, there were clouds of them. In a room size patch of nectar plants, there were maybe 1-2 dozen butterflies. It was a wonderful sight. Just what people want when they thing of a butterfly garden. Go to Texas and you can have the butterfly garden of your dreams!
In addition to the dozens of Queens, there were usually a few Soldiers, which are very similar. With some help, I finally figured out how to tell them apart. The field trip leaders were so willing to explain things to me.