Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Abelia chinensis: if you're tired of Butterfly Bush, this is another nice Asian butterfly magnet

There is a drift of mature plants that I recall from the early 1990s that runs from just below the path that parallels the road down to the next switchback. These plants are maybe 15 feet in diameter and 8 feet tall. They really were covered with butterflies today. They also had a good number of Hummingbird Moths but I have so far failed to get a good picture of one. My motto of course is, "don't spend more than a minute on a picture!"

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