I took an unexpected hiatus from blogging. These lovelies have been keeping me very busy lately.
This male has a unique coloration on his wing.
We are looking at possibly raising over 1,000 Monarchs this year. If all the caterpillars/eggs that we found make it to butterflydom. :)
Our local newspaper interviewed me last week and the article was in the weekend paper. That was exciting! I don't know if you will be able to read the article. I took pictures of it with my phone. But here it is. We got a whole page and then some!!!
In addition to Monarchs, we also have Black Swallowtails.
I love the different markings of these two caterpillars.
And we have some Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillars. They will go into chrysalis, spend the winter with us, and emerge next spring. Something to look forward to! The caterpillars are brown, then green, then turn yellow or orange right before they pupate. This one was ready to form its chrysalis when I took its picture.
It is now in chrysalis. I will share a photo of it someday. :)
Gotta run. Feeding so many caterpillars takes A LOT of time.
Linking with Tamar today.