Buckeyes

Subject: Buckeyes in Central Minnesota
Location: St. Augusta, MN
May 24, 2012 2:14 pm
Hello Bug-nuts!
This Spring continues to be without equal in my fifty-plus years of insect watching. On the afternoon of the 22nd, I was out in the butterfly garden when a half dozen buckeyes blew in.
For those who are lucky enough to get these spectacular butterflies, that may not seem all that remarkable, but I haven’t seen one in 25 years. It was thrilling!
Luckily, I was out there with my camera, and the butterflies were hungry. They loved our chives, and I got good photos.
Chives are a lot more than just a topping for baked potatoes.
Thanks for your excellent site. As you know, I am a big fan.
Signature: Don J. Dinndorf

Buckeyes

Hi Don,
How lucky are you to have seen such a large number of Buckeyes, especially after so many years without seeing any.  Your photos are wonderful.  We often let many plants in our vegetable garden to go seed because of the insects that are attracted to the blooms.  Carrot blossoms and onion blooms are both very attractive to a large number of pollinating insects.

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