DogDaz Zoo: Fluttering South for the Winter

23 Sep

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It is autumn now so the Monarch butterflies are passing through, maybe they’ll go all the way to Mexico. The Swallowtails will stay right here and another cycle of fluttering will start again in the spring. If you want to know where my eastern butterflies go in the winter -> click here. We love the ‘flutterbys’ and plant so that they will come and stay. The pool is surrounded by butterfly bushes (buddleia) and we have sedum and butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), a form of milkweed. Monarch caterpillars ONLY eat milkweed. In fact, the monarch butterfly is also known as the “milkweed butterfly.” The milkweed plant provides all the nourishment the monarch needs to transform the Monarch caterpillar into the adult butterfly.

Hello, Autumn. See you next year, Flutterbys!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on September 23, 2016 in Bugs


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7 responses to “DogDaz Zoo: Fluttering South for the Winter

  1. Genevieve Petrillo

    September 23, 2016 at 04:55

    Your yard is like a butterfly hotel!

    Love and licks,

    • dogdaz

      September 23, 2016 at 07:33

      Such a great way to put it. Thanks.

  2. fredrieka

    September 23, 2016 at 06:00

    Momwithoutpaws will miss them

    • dogdaz

      September 23, 2016 at 07:33

      We do too because all we get in the winter are the mice and snakes.

  3. easyweimaraner

    September 23, 2016 at 08:40

    I will miss the butterflies, but fall is such a great season, I wish we always had fall :o)

    • dogdaz

      September 23, 2016 at 15:11

      We do love it too. I wonder if there is a place in the world that is always fall? But how do you have fall without summer. I saw you in an ad in Bark magazine. We swear it was you!

      • easyweimaraner

        September 24, 2016 at 03:57

        Oh I was in a magazine? How great!!! We were asked if I can come to a casting for Fashion Week. The mama had to say no, butt to imagine how I would pull a model over the catwalk has something :o)

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