Pipevine Swallowtail Butterflies and Their Host, Dutchman’s Pipevine

Late one afternoon a pair of dazzling creatures caught my eye as I walked toward my car in the parking lot at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.  They were Pipevine Swallowtail butterflies, a male and a female, flitting about in the neighborhood … Continue reading

Butterflybush – Are there better alternatives?

About a year ago I was asked by the editor of Butterfly Gardener, a publication of the North American Butterfly Association, to take the ‘con’ side in a debate about whether to use Butterflybush.  I knew it was invasive, but … Continue reading