Thursday, May 28, 2009

Caterpillars and butterflies

So James wins. He spotted the first Gulf fritillary caterpillar for the season. On one of our two passionflower vines. Last summer, they laid eggs and chomped down on one and ignored the other. This year, they're eating the other one and not the first vine. Go figure! We counted at least four, maybe five, caterpillars this evening.

Over at our huge patch of bluemist flowers, the queens and monarchs have really begun to arrive. That's a monarch above....

A monarch in the middle surrounded by queens....

...and a closeup of another monarch.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Lovely! Thank you so much for sharing.

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