Thanks, I kinda figured it was too late for the tagging. I just had so many, and am so pleased to be able to contribute to the population and the migration!
They are a bit of a handful to raise, though! Thank goodness I AM on disability. Working, I don't think I would have had the time to attend to them. Having wondered what I would do with my time at home, I worried for naught! They are so precious and beautiful. As I said, even the neighbors have commented on the increase in butterfly activity in the neighborhood!
I have plenty of milkweed seeds coming, so I think I'm set. I also have A. verticillata (forgot about that), and will be winter sowing A. incarnata and speciosa.
I also have pipevines (3 species), Rue, cassia (3 species), passion vines (3), and lots of nectar plants, like zinnias, cosmos, Joe Pye Weed, Asters, garlic chives (the hairstreaks love this!), verbena bonariensis, malva, monarda, lantana, daturas, gaillardia, coneflowers, agastaches, cleomes, morning glories, speedwell, and lovely rotting bananas for the hackberries, tawnies, and Question Marks. I just need to find some hops rhizomes for next year, and I'll be pretty much set.
Butterfly gardening in Oklahoma City