Our early (very early) Spring worries me. Will we have one more frost, just when trees and shrubs have lost their hardiness and leafed out? Will we have insect outbreaks? Yesterday, the earliest butterflies showed up. Has the weather fooled them or are they in synch with the nectar plants. I think they've been fooled by the warmth. The nectar plant are still budding, except for onions of all kinds. This one is the giant allium, and this butterfly was so intent on moving methodically from flower to flower that I could approach much closer than usual with the camera. My yard has many dasgiant onions and other types of onion but what about the city parks and open spaces. How will the early butterflies live?
By the way, who can identify this butterfly?