On 25/6/2003, David Williams wrote: >They were eating our ocean spray. Wonderful! That gives me hope that someday I might have some too. I have ocean spray, and I've had a few Lorquin's come through and sip from the ocean spray flowers, though they aren't common. I'll keep an eye out for 'pillars though. I've had more than normal western tigers. I always get some males coming through on patrol and briefly refueling, mostly on the mock orange and sometimes on the ocean spray. But this year there was a lovely butterfly fight? between two, close enough to me that I could hear the wings and feel the breeze. Last week, one spent a minute or two checking out the bitter cherry, though I don't think that she? laid any eggs. This afternoon, there was one who stayed on the mock orange for about 20 minutes, going from flower to flower and spending a fair bit of time on each. It took a side trip to check out the Erigeron, but wasn't impressed and came back to the mock orange. I should have gone for the camera, but it was too hot to move. -- Allyn Weaks email@example.com Seattle, WA Sunset zone 5 Pacific NW Native Wildlife Gardening: http://www.tardigrade.org/natives/ "The benefit of even limited monopolies is too doubtful, to be opposed to that of their general suppression." Thomas Jefferson
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