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Butterflies get moisture from anything with damp surface

2013-07-22 - Fairplay, KY - Photo by Joyce Coomer. Butterflies will get moisture from anything that is barely damp. Yesterday I was trying to get a good shot of a giant swallowtail that was on my butterfly weed for at least eight hours, and a small fritillary kept going from the blooms to grass underneath the butterfly weed where there were some lingering dewdrops. A butterfly waterer can be made from a shallow pan (jelly roll pan, etc.,) filled with sand and kept damp. - Joyce Coomer
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