My swallowtail caterpillar before becoming a beautiful butterfly. They just love parsley as there were two on this plant. I took this shot on July 23, 2017! Even though I only have a container garden this year I still can enjoy the beauty of nature. Downsizing from an acre to containers was hard but not quite so bad once I saw these little guys. Yes, they are always welcome in any garden I might have.
Linking to Fiesta Friday and Angie’s beautiful swallowtail butterfly. I just had to share this picture with everyone!
How exciting – I just saw a “baby” caterpillar, only an 1-inch long. The other two big ones are gone, probably 2-inches or more, and happy to be flying around all of the beautiful flowers in the area. Actually, the larva (caterpillar) is the second stage, the third stage is the pupa where they form themselves into a chrysalis and then they become butterflies!!! Note the color differences. This picture below was taken Aug. 4, 2017! Oops – actually it was the lighting!
The picture below was taken Aug. 8, 2017 – this one is eating more and getting fatter. Soon will be heading into the pupa stage (if a bird doesn’t get him first).
Can you tell I am enjoying taking pictures of my caterpillars. This was taken on Aug. 9, 2017.