During the first and second weeks of September the island experienced hundreds of thousands of painted lady butterflies on their migration route. They were everywhere! When driving you were both driving over them and hitting them with the windshield. It was quite an experience.
They loved the asters in the garden and also the dirt in the driveway. They are known to be a pest of soybeans but it is only in their larval stage that this is so. Right now they are feasting on the most predominant weed at this time of year, goldenrod.
Added yesterday, 20 September:
There are still plenty of these butterflies around but not in the great numbers of those first two weeks.
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