Saturday, October 6, 2007
The greenhouse, which has been neglected over the summer because it isn't needed in all this heat, had three butterflies fluttering against the inside walls today. Once they fly right in the door, they rise above that level and never think to swoop down low again. I use a shallow wire basket as a net to capture them. One Gulf frit required a little help because he was caught under a piece of the framework that holds the glazing. He latched on to the finger I offered and stayed put until I reached the doorway to wide open spaces. There was a beautiful buckeye and another gulf frit. The gulf frits are frantically nectaring on tithonia and zinnias before cold comes.