August's Butterfly Flitty Friend
These guys seem to live just about everywhere on planet earth! In the US, they migrate south to Texas for the Winter, so they’re Winter Texan Butterflies?! 😊
Red Admirals get up to about three inches and flit around very quickly. The males are territorial, so much of the flitting is about running off the competition.
The RGV provides ample food for the Red Admiral, as they prefer bird droppings and fermented fruit…just think of all the citrus growing all over the valley! If they can’t find any of that, then the nectar from many of our native plants will do the trick.
The dark brown to black serves as a perfect back drop to their pretty orange stripe and white dots on the tip of their wings.
You can often times see them in our backyard, here at The Lamb’s Loom, feasting on the milkweed and lantana blooms, so keep your eye out!
It's been suggested, and we love the idea, to incorporate the butterfly's host plant color into your creation!
So, here are a few Lamb's Loom shop yarn suggestions for your project! Come by and get yours, or give us a call and we will ship to you...and as always, feel free to dive into your own stash! ☺