Day 218~366

Busy day today as we have friends coming over for dinner, lots of housework and food prep going on. Still time to catch some butterflies which have finally turned up on my buddlea. A red admiral and a large White!

Butterflies have shown an amazing range of color preference between the various species, but as a general rule, flowers that are white, pink, purple, red, yellow and orange attract the most butterflies. Blue to green flowers are universally the least favorite flower color. Some evidence indicates that butterflies may learn which color flowers tend to produce their favorite types of nectar, using color as a visual cue when hunting for these plants.

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17 Comments

  1. Summer and color – the two go together! I don’t know if you also call the buddliea a butterfly bush, but that is their common name here. Seems appropriate, don’t it?

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  2. I’m always amazed how you can get such great shots of birds and butterflies. Does this take a lot of time or patience? Do you use a special macro lens? (Not that I know anything about photography, but I’m just curious… πŸ™‚ )

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    1. Patience for sure, but not a macro lens, you’d need to get too close and that would scare them away. I use a zoom lens so I can be at a non scary distance and pull the lens in. Best to have the camera on a tripod too πŸ™‚

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