Monarch Butterfly & Buttonbush

monarch on buttonbuch

In mid-July, the stunning Basha Kill wetlands were flush with perfectly ripe buttonbush flowers. These swamp loving plants have zillions of tubular flowers packed into perfect spheres. They smell sweet. I think I’ll get some for next summer!

We learned about this plant while on the mid-summer nature walk, one of many events held by the Basha Kill Area Association.

buttonbush blossom

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