Published 8:29 pm Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Summer flowers are in full bloom around town, and if you stop to take a closer look, you can see all sorts of butterflies and bees soaking up the nectar and fluttering around.
A Cabbage White butterfly flutters around lavender flowers in the garden at the Boyle County Public Library. (Photo by Robin Hart)
A black, female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly spreads her wings has her yellow Eastern Tiger Swallowtail mate rests on a concrete planter beneath her. The butterflies are native to Kentucky and their favorite nectar sources are lilac, Joe-Pye weed, phlox and milkweed. caterpillars feed on wild cherry, sweet bay magnolia, tulip, birch and willow trees. (Photo by Robin Hart)
This small yellow butterfly blends into the background of a patch of lavender at the library. (Photo by Robin Hart)
A honeybee takes aim at a lavender stem in the garden at the Boyle County Public Library. (Photo by Robin Hart)