Flower season is almost here! Flowers can bring in wonderful butterfly visitors. Today is a day that highlights educating yourself about butterflies.
- There are more than 20,000 types of butterflies worldwide.
- Their wing spans can range from 1/2 inch to 11 inches.
- Butterflies in their adult stage can live from a week to nearly a year, depending on the species.
- Many butterflies migrate over long
distances. Particularly famous migrations are those of the Monarch
butterfly from Mexico to the northern USA and southern Canada, a
distance of about 2500 to 3000 miles.
How to Observe:
National Calendar – read about them or go find a nice spot to butterfly watch.
Butterfly Friendly Flowers:
If you want butterfly visitors plant nectar and pollen rich flowers. Keep your gardening pesticides butterfly friendly or figure out ‘natural’ methods that don’t hurt butterflies. This ensures at least a few friends popping in.
Bee balm, Phlox, Zinnia, Lavender, Daylily, Cosmos are just a few flowers that can help bring visiting butterflies. There’s way more out there these are just a few I typed in.
Now for books that include Butterflies on their book cover. Whether they educate you on butterflies or not..ehh.
A fantasy novel that involves reincarnation. When Ana is born though a soul vanishes and they do not know why. There are dragons and sylphs and romance in this book.
Incarnate – Jodi Meadows
The Butterfly and the Flame by Dana De Young. In a future that looks very much like today in certain parts of the world — things are strict and very oppressive. It’s 2404 women cannot work, adultery is punished with lashings,
and being gay is a capital offense.
Emily is being forced into a forced marriage to her landlords son — problem force marriage & she was born a boy. She with her brother flee toward freedom to continue being herself.
To Come and Go like Magic by Katie Pickard Fawcett — young adult story about a twelve year old named Chili.
Told in vignettes and set in 1970s
Toxic Part One by Addison Moore — Celestre #7 – there’s eight as I’m writing this.
An angel war is happening everything is going bad fast for Skyla.
Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett. A coming of age set in the 80s in Australia.
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