hover fly on forget-me-not flower
Image by Anja Osenberg

Hover flies on a cluster of forget-me-nots

Adult gulf fritillary butterfly

Black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) is a common butterfly in our region.

Life cycle of the Black Swallowtail: pre-emergent butterfly, chrysalis, pre-pupa, and caterpillar


A landscape made up simply of mowed lawn and a couple of trees won't provide the food and shelter that native bees and butterflies need to thrive and reproduce.   By making your landscape more complex, you can turn your yard and garden into a welcoming habitat that will benefit our native pollinators, and reward you many times over!

More to come...

Last updated July 1, 2024