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I'm going to try firing up the blog again for 2016, especially the nature/landscape side of things. It is in desperate need of a redesign so I will be working on that while shooting for KSTV. Unfortunately the slideshows on older posts have been disabled by flickr. You can find all of my work in my gallery.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Butterfly Metamorphosis

While it has not been as productive as last year, this butterfly season has been equally as fascinating. We have enjoyed caring for the eggs and caterpillars provided to us by our neighbor, Betty Hall. We even had a couple of surprises of our own, finding our first caterpillars on the parsley we planted last summer. Still no luck with our spicebush and new milkweed plants. We have had visitors so we are sure it is just a matter of time before we see eggs. 

Our first "home-grown" black swallowtail.




At this stage they are basically eating machines so have lots of parsley on hand! Fortunately it doesn't last long as they slow down to begin their dramatic transformation.





Our Butterfly Factory

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