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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 07:40 PM

5. Love it!!! We have milkweeds that were planted by my mother in 1980s plus newer ones that

I planted a few years ago. We are planting more and more natives every year in hopes that the pollinators will somehow survive. I have seen fewer and fewer butterflies in an area where they used to thrive. It is because of pesticide drift from farms in the area and pollution from the industrial chicken operations that have moved in in the last few years. I did get a somewhat decent picture of a swallowtail on my butterfly weed last month, but I haven't uploaded it to a sharing service. Your photo is awesome. Do you know if those are Gulf Fritillaries? We had so many last year and I haven't seen a one this year.

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