Butterfly & Pollinator Garden

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The Pollinator Garden is complete and in bloom! Come see all of the beautiful plants and visiting butterflies!
 (Photo credits: Thanks to Brad Boland, Patricia Pierce and Amanda Wilkins for the use of their photos)

These are views of the development of the Butterfly & Pollinator Garden that have been posted on our Instagram account.

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I was fortunate not to scare this #clearwingmoth away during my #pollinator #garden respite. It was very keen on this #porterweed #stachytarpheta #classinsecta #mbgbutterfly1 #Lepidoptera #horticulture #nature #botany ...

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Yes!!!!! Having native Rutaceae around has paid off! After seeing giant swallowtails floating around the garden for a week or so, I finally caught this lady laying eggs on the Ptelea trifoliata, hoptree, (as well as another citrus) in the nursery. It's hard to explain the size of these incredible insects. She was incredibly patient with me and let me crouch nearby, fluttering dangerously close to my head. The sound of her wings was almost like that of a bird's. I checked the other citrus in the Pollinator Garden and seems there were some eggs there too!!! #mbgscene #mbgbutterfly1 #pollinator #circleoflife #nativeplants #horticulture #botany #pteleatrifoliata #hoptree #giantswallowtail #rutaceae #citrusfamily #Papiliocresphontes #pollinatorhostplant #pollinatorgarden ...

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A black #bumblebee on a white #hibiscus moscheutos in the #pollinator #garden #mbgbutterfly1 #mobileal #horticulture #apidae #classinsecta #bees #pollinators #publicgardens ...

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SO MANY #BUMBLEBEES on this #cephalanthus occidentalis #buttonbush at the mobilebotanicalgardens Can't wait to #plant more! #mbgbutterfly1 #horticulture #pollinators #nativeplants ...

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#blackswallotail #caterpillar hanging out on the #bronzefennel #omnomnom #horticulture #pollinators #butterflies ...

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There were lots of busy #bees and #butterflies in the #pollinator #garden with me this morning! #mbgbutterfly1 #horticulture #verbena xutha #classinsecta #apidae ...

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Oh man......she twitched but didn't go for it. #mbgbutterfly1 #classinsecta #mantodea #nativemantis #hymnoptera #nativebees #nature #horticulture #symbiosis #botany ...

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This #skipperbutterfly and I had the same idea yesterday afternoon to take a break from the heat! #mbgbutterfly1 #classinsecta #Lepidoptera #horticulture #botany #pollinators ...

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#canna #lutea, our southeastern #native version of the common #cannalily. This one is going in the #pollinatorgarden #mbgbutterfly1 Thank you, #gulfshoresstatepark staff for sharing! outdooralabamaofficial #nativeplants #horticulture #botany ...

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Laying eggs on #boehmeria cylindrica #falsenettle #pollinators #nativeplants #nativeweeds #butterflies #mbgbutterfly1 #Vanessa atalanta #redadmiralbutterfly #metamorphosis ...

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Hopefully this little #caterpillar is a #sulfurbutterfly larva!! #chamaecrista fasciculata #partridgepea is the #hostplant for this group of #butterflies. We have a handsome population in the #longleaf #forest but this one is going in the #pollinator #garden #mbgllf1 #mbgbutterfly1 #horticulture #nativeplants #fabaceae ...

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#monarchcaterpillar in the #longleafpine #forest at the mobilebotanicalgardens First one I've seen! #mbgllf1 #mbgbutterfly1 #mbgbutterfly #pollinators #monarchwatch #monarchbutterfly #mobileal #asclepiastuberosa #butterflyweed #asclepias #nativeplants #horticulture ...

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We are very fortunate to have a healthy population of Asimina parviflora, the dwarf pawpaw, in and around the Aromi Azalea Garden at the mobilebotanicalgardens. This one is looking really healthy and is full of apocarpic fruits. This plant is in an old family of plants that are mainly tropical. Pretty cool we have them here. Now maybe we'll get some zebra swallowtails in the gardens!! #polinatorhostplant #horticulture #botany #publichorticulture #asimina #asiminaparviflora #pawpaw #dwarfpawpaw #zebraswallowtail #swallowtail #hostplant #nativeplants #publicgardens #mbgcritter1 #mbgrg1 #mbgbutterfly1 #annonaceae ...

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Xylocopa micans, the Southern Carpenter Bee, gathering nectar from the flowers of naturalized Verbena bonariensis (which worries me....). This one had an iridescent thorax, which contrasted to its light face and golden legs. He or she was tolerant of me watching her work for a while. #xylocopa #xylocopamicans #carpenterbee #southerncarpenterbee #apidae #hymenoptera #classinsecta #horticulture #botany #publichorticulture #publicgardens #verbenabonariensis #verbena #mbgcritter1 #mbgrg1 #mbgbutterfly1 ...

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