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Day 200/365: A story in four photos [20180719|20:40]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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This is a story about a couple of cabbage white butterflies.

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Cabbage White 1: Incoming! Hey!
Cabbage White 2: Mmmm, delicious oregano flower.

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Cabbage White 1: Hey! Yeah, you! Share!
Cabbage White 2: I’m ignoring you now.

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Cabbage White 1: I said SHARE!
Cabbage White 2: Still ignoring you.

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Cabbage White 1: *flounced*
Cabbage White 2: HA. Showed you. Mmmm, delicious oregano flower.

It is ridiculous, by the way, how much the butterflies fight over the oregano flowers. We let the plant take over the herb patch every summer because it is so popular with all types of butterflies, and some day-flying moths. There are typically 15-20 feeding on it all day, every day. There are more than enough flowers for all of them.

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[User Picture]From: ghost_light
2018-07-19 20:25 (UTC)
Lol! Well played! Those butterflies are so beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2018-07-20 07:28 (UTC)
Okay ... mental note to plant oregano ... We have hardly any butterflies here, only cabbage whites and they're not the nice kind of butterfly?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-08-02 09:52 (UTC)
You should get a wide variety of visitors from oregano: bees, butterflies and even a few moths (mint and cinnabar). :)
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[User Picture]From: manue7a
2018-07-20 10:11 (UTC)
Fantastic photos!
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2018-07-20 10:34 (UTC)

Count the flutterbys

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-08-02 09:52 (UTC)

Re: Count the flutterbys

I thought "large" and "cabbage" were interchangeable?

We do the butterfly count every year. :)
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