The garden blogosphere has been a buzz with comments about the butterfly population this year. In my area of south central Kansas the population of large butterflies has been very rare. Specifically Swallowtails and Monarchs. We can speculate all we want and come up with wild or logical explanations but the truth is we will probably never completely understand. I will take things as they are and be glad for the ones I do get to view and photograph, and hope for a better population come fall! The following photos were taken over the last 3 to 4 weeks here in Kansas. Enjoy.