Asters And No Butterflies

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You can tell butterfly numbers are low when there are no butterflies on the summer farewell asters.

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 Their numbers have been low all summer, and I’m not sure why.

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The asters grow to six or more feet tall.

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One summer they were in full bloom when the monarch butterflies were migrating south. It was so dramatic, I just couldn’t stay in the house. There would be up to 50 or more monarch fluttering around the asters at any one time!

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Not many butterflies here this year either, although more Monarchs then in the past. Love those fall asters!

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  2. I haven’t seen many either but I did see a clouded sulfur on an aster one day. Lots of smaller and medium ones but few of the bigger ones like monarchs.

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