Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mountain mint is teeming with insects

I have a little patch of mountain mint, and I'm always astounded at the variety and sheer number of insects busily gathering nectar when it blooms.  I stepped out this evening and noticed 8 or 9 buckeye butterflies.  One was sporting a little more blue on its wings, so I had to go get my camera.  Here's a sampling of the insects I saw this evening.  Of course, the garden spider was smart to set up shop where so much food is available.



1 comment:

  1. I am always astounded at the great pictures you get of the Wee world. Of course few things make a better picture that butterflies. I have heard of 'Butterfly bushes' in Florida, They must be sorta like the Mountain Mint.