We’ve had a mostly cool and wet spring to date. The plant involved is about 0.6 m tall at this point and there is a large flower bud within these leaves. For this challenge, let’s start with the names of the species involved (at least to genus) followed by a description of the interactions involved. Turns out there is a great site on the web that has this all documented with photos and scientific papers. Maybe you can find that. Part of the reason I put this challenge here is to hopefully inspire biology teachers into thinking just what they and their students might be able to investigate with just a small butterfly garden. Another image:
btw, I’m putting this challenge up on the KABT BioBlog at the same time—I want to see who figures this out first–the KABTer’s or the NABTer’s……challenge on.