September Swallowtail Butterflies

September brings another flight of butterflies to Florida gardens. These are some of the butterflies I've photographed the first few days of September 2021. For more on these individual species see my blog post titled "September Swallowtails."

If you want to attract some of these butterflies it helps to have a lot of blooms in the butterfly gardens. Between the weeds and the dry heat, maintaining blooms in September becomes much more difficult. I irrigate every night when it doesn't rain and only pull the weeds when the soil is damp to avoid damaging blooming zinnia, cosmos, vinca, etc.