Saturday, September 20, 2014

Garden Guest: Common Buckeye

The north side of our front yard is a certified  National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat.  Really!  We have a certificate!  You can do the same by providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young.  It is so much fun to see all of the critters that stop by for a visit.  I have a series of posts to show you our Garden Guests. 

If you would like to see more, check my Gardening Page!

 
This little visitor is a Common Buckeye butterfly, frequently confused as a moth, just because it is brown.  It's generally pretty small with a wingspan of about 2 inches.

 
If you would like to attract these little pretties to your yard, their host plants include snapdragons and native plantain.  Remember that baby butterflies are caterpillars!  Do not even think about using insecticides!
 
Now for some blogging music!  I am currently loving Ed Sheeran.  Here he is with Sing!
 
 
What's happening in your back yard?
 
;-)  -Marci


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