The post by this name was assembled and scheduled on Wednesday for publishing early this morning. The recent blogspot problem swallowed it up. It has not returned. I'll tell you the story.
The wild Butterfly Garden here was planted by Nature, facing south.
It gets no fertilizer, no irrigation, no maintenance except for controlled burns to control woody growth and a mown path along the edge for up-close viewing.
There is erigeron in the open spaces. I saw no butterflies on that.
One of three bays of Lantana. Wild cherry trees behind. Erigeron at left.
Native Passiflora in the next bay.
Lantana, passiflora, beautyberry here. I saw a paw paw nearby.
Lantana up close.
The corner patch has lots of lantana with pipevine growing nearby.
Among the butterflies I saw were mostly Pipevine Swallowtails and
an occasional Buckeye and Duskywing. I saw one Zebra Swallowtail.
Later in the summer I expect to see Black Swallowtails and Gulf Fritillaries.
Notice the pipevine has been chewed some.
That's Chinaberry it is climbing.
No lantana grows on the north side of the woods.