Hummingbird Moths

What a pleasant surprise to find this visitor in my garden. While watering my plants I noticed something flying around and at first I thought it was a hummingbird hovering over my flowers. But after watching this busy “creature”¬†for a short time I knew it was the “hummer look-alike” moth who has fast beating wings … Continue reading

Third Generation of Swallowtail Caterpillars

What? I am so excited but sad at the same time. I thought the swallowtail butterfly had only TWO generations but lo and behold, I have a THIRD. This late in the year – he/she will not have enough time to go from a very tiny caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. I wish I could … Continue reading