Rainy weather limits butterfly population

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Children in New Jersey have fewer butterflies to chase this summer. Experts say a chilly, wet June destroyed eggs and caterpillars and delayed the blooming of wildflowers that provide nectar for adult butterflies.
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Jane Vinson

Collingswood, NJ

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Jul 28, 2009
 
We live in Salem County and have wondered about the butterflies this year. We have butterfly bushes in our yard as do many of our neighbors, as well as friends who live in other parts of the county and no one I've talked with has seen more than a couple of large butterflies this season. Does this mean even fewer next year? Is there something more we can do to increase the butterfly population?
debw

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Aug 3, 2009
 
Jane Vinson wrote:
We live in Salem County and have wondered about the butterflies this year. We have butterfly bushes in our yard as do many of our neighbors, as well as friends who live in other parts of the county and no one I've talked with has seen more than a couple of large butterflies this season. Does this mean even fewer next year? Is there something more we can do to increase the butterfly population?
I live in Ontario and have noticed the same situation. I have flowers galore yet no butterflies and dragonflies. Will this limited population affect next years population?

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