Living Up to its Name

My butterfly bush was as busy as an airport yesterday.

This is a Black Knight Buddleia with deep purple blooms.


It was covered by dozens of butterflies yesterday evening.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Black Knight Buddleia

Along with the various types of butterflies were several Hummingbird Clearwing moths.

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth/ Hemaris thysbe

and a lone MONARCH!


I was so glad to have my camera. This is the first Monarch butterfly I have seen this year.

I love watching all the fliers sharing the flowers.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Silver-Spotted Skipper


8 thoughts on “Living Up to its Name

  1. We had/have an elderly tall white buddleia which this spring I cut back very hard indeed. A couple of harsh late frosts in May and it seemed that the buddleia had died. I was frustrated with myself: who knew it was possible to kill a buddleia? But we left it in situ and slowly, slowly is is hauling itself back into life. It is even going to produce a few small flower bracts. It’s still very puny but hopefully in another summer or two it will be hosting hoards of butterflies again just as yours is, Flower 🙂

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