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

Swallowtail Butterfly

Just this morning look who came to visit… wish I would have taken a better shot of this beautiful swallowtail butterfly. Looks like something was munching on a wing 🙂 You can see the straw-like tongue trying to slurp up the nectar of the flowers. I really think it recently left its chrysalis as it … Continue reading

Swallowtail Caterpillar Enjoying My Parsley

  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 … Continue reading