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Monday, 11 June 2012

Scarlet Sunflowers

A few more of the flowers that are growing in my garden. These plants are truly amazing - the stalks are seven feet tall and at the top are eight or so of these blood red blooms. The butterflies and the bees love them... and I do too...







I planted some milkweed which is the sole food of Monarch butterflies. I saw the caterpillars devour the plant until there was not a single leaf remaining, but I could not find where they went to metamorphose. But yesterday I found these in the tree above the milkweed plant - the leaves of which are round so they were completely camouflaged. But next time I will know where to look...

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