Sunday, September 21, 2014

Swallowtails 2014


This has not been a good butterfly year. I am not sure if it because I did not plant flowers in my deck boxes or the butterfly bush took a beating over the winter and was late coming into bloom or my parsley pot is closer to the house.

We had three caterpillar before we left for vacation.
2 of the 3

I found two when we returned.



The two caterpillars disappeared. I have seen a swallowtail flying around. Last week we discovered where one crawled off to metamorphosis. Clever caterpillar although he hiked about 20 feet across the house to nestle under the kitchen bay window.

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