The Hackberries

.I’m glad to be back. I missed the blogging and my followers.


   This hackberry tree grows in our backyard, close to the house. Hackberry butterflies lay their eggs on hackberry leaves.

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They sip nectar from honeysuckle flowers and


from the white coneflowers. The butterfly in the picture above is a tawny emperor. It also lays eggs in hackberry trees. Both species feed on fermenting fruit, tree sap and animal droppings

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