I must agree with the above comment. I still see butterflies but no like I did when I was a kid. But to me delight did see one last weekend when eating breakfast. I never saw one so early. They seem to stay close to the huge lake up the road. I once laid in a field with a lot of them flying about me.
I've seen four or five species this year, but not in great numbers. I guess that's not surprising as they struggle with loss of habitat.I leave most of the acreage to nature and hesitate to mow the lawn when there are wildflowers blooming, concerned that I'm removing pollen and nectar.Yet, I cut it, wondering all the while, 'What would be so terrible about leaving a meadow around the house?'