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We interrupt Bird Blog to bring you Backyard Butterflies.

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I planted a Corkystem Passion Vine and the Zebra Longwings found one of their favorite host plants in a few days.

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Monarch butterfly alights at the tip of a Simpson’s stopper.

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Many monarchs are year-road residents in south Florida and do not migrate… because they don’t have to.

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This Zebra Longwing laid eggs on this leaf at the tip of the passion vine, then folded the leaf over to protect the eggs.

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Wood Stork flies over our backyard. “Not a lot of places you can see this,” I said to my husband who was sitting in the adirondack chair next to me.

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Wood Storks have been building nests on nearby Bird Island, flying back and forth to our little peninsular town for branches. They can also be seen spiraling overhead with vultures and sometimes a frigate bird or two.

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A Red-bellied Woodpecker clings to our backyard coconut tree.

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