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Old 07-03-2016, 07:25 AM
Location: Amelia View
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Fascinating indeed! And while watching them I discovered a mistake I made, doing plantings based on aesthetics for me rather than logical placement for the 3Bs (birds, bees, butterflies). I spread the plants out rather than doing large groupings which means a bee, for example, has to fly too far to the next plant when he's done with one. Studies that have been done show that bees are purposely efficient in their routes because it takes so much energy to fly. So, to go from home to a pollen supply and then home again means they will bypass some of my plants because it's inefficient to stop by them.

PS Guess my big yellow butterfly/moth was a one-time sighting by chance. Not one sight of it by anyone.
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