Late summer is buggy
In my garden.
I don’t really know why
But there are always good bugs.
Last year the Orb spiders
Spinning their zig zaggy webs
To my amazement.
This year I’ve only had a few visit.
Though this guy did claim
The inside of my garden house
As his new home.
But Praying Mantis are
One day I rescued seven
From the clippings
Headed to the compost bin.
Lately, my garden has taken flight.
I spent hours
Over two days
Watching this Swallowtail
Feast on tall garden phlox.
Thankfully, I hadn’t gotten around
To deadheading it.
An now I wouldn’t dream of it
Even though it’s really ragged.
Last Wednesday at Faith Farm we counted
THIRTEEN swallowtail caterpillars
On one bronze Fennel plant.
The Monarch butterflies
Are flitting everywhere
And then there is this new friend.
Actually they brought the whole tribe
Right to my garden.
I have hundreds on what else
And we all know you can’t have just
My research tells me
They are harmless Goldenrod Soldier Beetles.
Actually a bit beneficial
Dining on aphids and “other plant pests”.
All of this fluttering and flying and buzzing
Makes a sunny afternoon
Stroll through the garden
When isn’t a garden
“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” ~Author unknown
One response to “It’s Buggy Time”
I think half the bees in my area are focused on my sedums. It’s wonderful to garden out there with all the buzzing as they move around.