Category Archives: Butterflies and moths

Miracles

This morning I noticed something amazing — the green leaves of a healthy cyclamen growing along the driveway.  And then I remembered . . . over three years ago I had planted cyclamen bulbs in three places.  Two of those … Continue reading

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Butterflies or carrots?

Last year I saw one of these caterpillars on a carrot plant.  So beautiful.  Later I found out it is a future black swallowtail butterfly.  Recently I saw this guy on a stripped volunteer carrot plant.  Then I noticed there … Continue reading

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Black swallowtails

A strong rainstorm blew through, followed by sunny skies.  The black swallowtails were everywhere afterwards — drinking as much as they could — from butterfly bush flowers and puddles on the ground.  If you look carefully at the next photo, … Continue reading

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