Sunday, September 17, 2017

My yard ~ FOY Butterflies ~ 34 species thus far in 2017!

Tawny Emperor Butterfly on rotten peaches on 9/11
Red-spotted Purple Butterfly on rotten peaches on 9/15
Viceroy Butterfly also on rotten peaches on 9/17

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

My Yard ~~ Mating Monarch's

Lots of mating going on in the Monarch world.  They are creating the generation that is supposed to migrate to their wintering grounds in Mexico. Pictures from the past few weeks.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Donation Quilts

5 more donation quilts finished and ready to be mailed to Wrap-A-Smile

Monday, September 4, 2017

My Yard ~ Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly

I have had the pleasure of watching several Cloudless Sulphur go through their life cycle in my yard this year from mating, to egg-laying, to caterpillars feeding, and then turning into a chrysalis, to the final step of eclosing as a new butterfly.  So much to see and learn here at home in the gardens.

A Cloudless Sulphur Caterpillar on partridge pea

Cloudless Sulphur Caterpillars on partridge pea

Cloudless Sulphur Caterpillar just went into a chrysalis.  You can still see the strip on the side.

Chrysalis day 5

Cloudless Sulphur eclosed