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So, last winter I stumbled onto videos about the Monarch Butterfly on Youtube. I decided to do my part and turn my bland yard into something bees and butterflies would enjoy. I have managed to attract quite q few things! Sadly I couldn't get it all on camera, but, I figured some people on here would be interested...

First of all, I should mention what I have in my yard. Blackberries and Raspberries, two Buddleia bushes (One pink, one purple), Milkweed (Asclepias Syriaca, Asclepias Incarnata), Bee Balm (Red, Purple)

I plan to add Lobelia Cardinalis, and Oenothera Biennis. A butterfly garden is rather tricky where I live, as it is a 4b, or 5b zone. We have to deal with a rather hardy winter, so not every plant that are optimal for bees and butterfly will survive. I also try to integrate as many native species as I can.

Any way here is a few pictures.
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Longhorn Beetle
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Great Golden Digger Wasp
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Japanese Beetle
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Digger Wasp
 
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Gorgeous pictures, thanks for sharing.

Did you have a lot of Monarch butterflies?
 
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Anne Miller wrote:Gorgeous pictures, thanks for sharing.

Did you have a lot of Monarch butterflies?



We had some, sadly not as much as I would've liked. Quebec is the end of their migration north, so we never get many. So, it motivates me to give the ones that do make it up here to have a treat at least.
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