Suddenly they're all gone. Drought has turned the azaleas brown. I've known for years that butterflies have little on which to nectar once the spring blush of azaleas is gone. I plan for that dearth of nectar plants.
Did butterflies follow Spring northward the way that hummingbirds do?
The only butterfly I saw today was a Skipper.
Pipevine seedlings are up in the backyard. I hope that means Pipevine Swallowtails will soon be joining us to nectar on the Pentas I'm planting out.