My butterfly bush is at its peak right now. And it truly is a butterfly magnet. But what a difference a year can make. Last year, the most common butterfly was the Milbert’s Tortoiseshell. Several times last year, I had 4 Milbert’s on the Butterfly Bush at the same time. This year, I have not seen a Milbert’s since early summer. And the most common butterfly this year? The Viceroy. I have also seen more Monarchs this year than I have seen in a long time.
never the same