The monarch butterfly (shown above) feeds on black and blue salvia, the most popular flower on the patio.
Each spring, adult monarch butterflies head north from Mexico and return in the fall—a journey of 3,000-miles each way and travel as much as 100 miles a day during its migration south.
If you like this monarch butterfly and want to see more images of Patio Life, then click here.
Patio Life is also exhibiting at the Griffin Gallery at WinCAM, located at 32 Swanton Street in Winchester.
The exhibit features over 20 large format reproductions of insects, the Patio Life book, a 4 x 6 foot map and identification guide of where over 60 insects were photographed in the back yard.
If you plant it – they will come!
Kids are welcome!
The Griffin Gallery at WinCAM
32 Swanton Street
Order: Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)
Species: Monarch Butterfly