The Butterfly Bush in my garden is a magnet for a variety of insects on a daily basis. The bees, wasps, moths and butterflies adore the nectar from this sweet smelling shrub. Yesterday I was strolling the garden and saw this Monarch Butterfly flittering from blossom to blossom on the Butterfly Bush. He wasn’t being a good model, but I did manage to get a couple of good shots before he flew away.
Attracting wildlife to the garden
Yesterday was a beautiful day in the garden. The sun was shining and it was warm but not humid. As you can see the birds were enjoying the birdbath in the new garden. At one point I counted ten birds splashing around like it was their own private swimming pool. Then Spaz chased them all off except these two. 🙂
The Bees were swarming the Salvia ‘Mystic Spires’ yesterday like crazy. Do you think they are stocking up for the winter? I counted at least 20 Bumblebees on this one plant. This plant has been a bee magnet. What kinds of wildlife do you enjoy watching in the garden?