A few weeks ago I wrote that the only thing that was growing in my vegetable/herb garden was a fine crop of swallowtail caterpillars.
I saw a caterpillar hanging on my rainbarrel so ran into get my camera since I thought he might be starting his chrysalis. By the time I got the camera and the film of humidity had evaporated from the lens, the chrysalis was already formed. I was surprised at how quickly it took place.
Terry and I watched the chyrsalis for 8 days and while we weren’t looking, the butterfly escaped!
I was disappointed but a few days later, I saw two swallowtail butterflies that had just emerged from their chrysalises. Pretty cool.
I’ve had a bunch of swallowtails hanging out. Here’s some photos. Or these could just be the same butterfly on different flowers.
Pretty, Pretty, Pretty.