This diet is rich in proteins and amino acids
which help these butterflies live longer.
They find roosting spots as they travel the pollen highway.
The range map has them wintering in South America and Central America.
They have been seen as far north as western Missouri.
I plant for them just in case they stray into my backyard.
They are my favorite of all the butterflies!
Z is for Zebra Swallowtail.
I am on the western edge of their range.
I planted Paw-paw bushes for their caterpillars.
These butterflies are known as Kite Swallowtails.
Z is for zucchini.
I checked the blooms yesterday.
So very happy to see bees in the zukes!
Soon I will have more fruit for the table.
Z is for zinnia.
I save my seeds every year.
I am looking for the Zebra Jumping Spider.
Maybe for the next ABC Z!
Enjoy all the Zs today.
Happy ABC Wednesday!