Butterfly Gardening

By rsweets@tds.net (Robin Sweetser) Letting all that milkweed grow around my yard has paid off and we have some monarch butterfly caterpillars in there chomping away.

Though we don’t recall seeing any adult monarchs flitting through the garden, they must have visited long enough to deposit some eggs. We have seen plenty of tiger swallowtails and always grow extra dill for the larvae of the black swallowtails to eat.

These big black and green striped caterpillars are actually quite pretty!

Adult butterflies live for only a… more

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