Thursday, May 24, 2012

An Exciting Discovery

 While working in the garden today I had an amazing discovery...beautiful swallowtail caterpillars making their home among the dill plants.
 When touched, the caterpillar lifts his head revealing feathery orange 'antenna' fascinating!
  Colorful and unique in their markings, the swallowtail butterfly is common to our area and quite striking to encounter. The beautiful adults have been abundant in gracing our herb gardens this year. Their beauty has been absolutely captivating.

For more information about the swallowtail, please click here.

What exciting discoveries have you had in your garden this week?

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