Spotted: new species - at Target!

Eric or Pat Metzler spruance at
Thu Jul 8 21:57:00 EDT 1999

Scotts has a big plant and research farms near Columbus, Ohio.  We see
their trucks all the time, and all have the monarch/swallowtail
butterfly boldly and largely displayed on their trucks.
Cheers to all,
Eric Metzler
Columbus OH
No, Spam, Please wrote:
> This amused me, so I thought I would share it.
> Would you believe it?
> I was walking through the garden section
> of Target Tuesday night and I glanced down
> at a bag of "Miracle Gro - Butterfly and
> Hummingbird Mix."  To my surprise, there
> was a photograph of a "Monarch Swallowtail"
> on the bag.  (Well, a photograph of a Danaus
> plexippus with the trailing HW edge and tails
> of a Papilio troilus [or glaucus?] superimposed
> on top.)  How weird!  I wonder why they had
> to do that?
> Anyway, I found the product on the Scotts site
> if anyone is interested.  You can't see the
> butterfly very well in the picture on their site.
> It's in the upper-left corner of the yellow part
> of the bag.  Look for it next time you're in the
> garden section -- it's a surreal experience.
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