Saturday, September 24, 2011

black swallowtail butterfly

Here is the beautiful caterpillar of the black swallowtail butterfly feeding on carrot leaves. You might consider planting extra parsley, dill and carrots for them or actually for you when they have defoliated your parsley and dill. Some of the many delightful interactions I have had with visitors to this garden have been with the two precious neighboring children who come to take away the caterpillars to raise in a suitable habitat so they can watch the process of metamorphosis before releasing the butterflies back into the garden.

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