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Butterflies Abound

Taking a stroll through my neighborhood with my sister, we passed a home with two magnificent butterfly bushes flanking a barn-style shed. The deep purple spikes attracted a frenzy of fluttering commotion - over a dozen swallowtails hovered over each bush. My sister remarked, "Wow, butterfly bushes really do work!" Although I know these plants to be marvelous for attracting their namesake, this season, more so than most, I've noticed a bevy of butterfly activity everywhere.