|Cabbage White on Canada Thistle, Regina, SK © SB|
The most abundant butterflies in our Regina, SK (Canada) neighbourhood this summer are Cabbage Whites, fluttering through the grass and garden.
Especially the garden. These delicate-looking butterflies love vegetable gardens. As the Government of Canada says of Cabbage Whites on its Canadian Biodiversity website:
"Its bright white colour and fondness for gardens make it one of the butterflies familiar to anyone even mildly interested in nature."We're not trying to grow cabbages this year — or other Brassicas — and we're not growing thistles, either. This photograph was taken beside a public path/parkway along Wascana Creek a few days ago.
Location: Along Wascana Creek, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Photo Date: August 15, 2011.