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This is a discussion on Sometimes, the magic just finds you. within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; OK, not prepper-related. But I just came inside from my back yard picking up a few limbs that had fallen so I'll be ready to ...

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    Sometimes, the magic just finds you.

    OK, not prepper-related. But I just came inside from my back yard picking up a few limbs that had fallen so I'll be ready to mow tomorrow. What I used to call my back yard is currently a Magic Garden.

    A gozillion monarch butterflies have graced my little Green Half Acre this evening. Most of them were still in the air, but it's far too dark for my cell phone to get a decent video. This photo is the best I could do.

    I couldn't help but just stand there in amazement. Totally enchanting and mesmerizing. I wish I could share it better with y'all.
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    The monarch butterflies larvae only eat milk weed. I have made it a point on my land that milk weed is not to be cut or killed off and should be encouraged to row. I have an area about 3/4 of an acre that we are try to make mostly Milkweed.
    After the larvae stage they eat a lot of plants and like fruit trees.
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    There's plenty of milkweed on the other side of the fence behind me. It's a farm field.
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    I love Butterflys!

    Did you ever want to just catch them and let them fly around and land all over you?

    Well don't because butterfly's also land and fly around shit on the ground.
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    We get nice ones attracted to our Lantanas. I took this pic a few hours ago. We get a few Monarchs but never got in their migration path or whatever they do. lol.
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    I love Lantana's too @bigwheel !

    One time I planted about 10 Lantana plants near the firepit and those little bastards took over the next couple of years! Sumbitches grow like crazy.
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    I've noticed more butterflies this year than any year I can remember.
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    Who would have thought that a bunch of testosterone filled, gun loving evil men could be so giddy about butterflies! Hahaha Liberals are stupid!

    P.S. I like butterflies too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    I love Lantana's too @bigwheel !

    One time I planted about 10 Lantana plants near the firepit and those little bastards took over the next couple of years! Sumbitches grow like crazy.
    These have been well behaved so far. They seem to make a nice low and colorful ground cover around the edge of the cement pond. They do make some good butterfly magnets. Drew in a hummingbird moth a year or so back..which I had never seen before..or maybe saw it and didnt know what was it. . Now that is one odd critter. Its a moth that thinks its a hummingbird.
    https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/po...ird_moth.shtml
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    I put a lot of plants that attract the Butterflies as well, my wife calls them Flutterbies. I feed the hummingbirds as well. I get them in August here. Now, the Butterflies aren't very good to eat, but the hummingbirds are great on the grill for appetizers with a nice hot honey dipping sauce.
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