When I was vlogging about my obsession, need, want of the Giant Swallowtails, I assumed everyone knew what they were. Here is what they look like, and they really are large compared to other butterflies.
You know size doesn’t matter, big, small, tall, thin, they’re all beautiful. That was me remembering that butterflies might read this and have body issues.
Underside of the Giant.
And when they want to hide from the butterfly po-po.
Topside of the Giant
It’s like they are two different critters when sitting as opposed to flying.
Giant swallowtail butterfly images borrowed from here. They love citrus trees/plants.
Aren’t they gorgeous?
I’ve had some luck with the Eastern black swallowtail; they love parsley, dill, and fennel, which I have growing in the garden.
This boy was released a few weeks ago:
I have to be more diligent in collecting the baby larvae of these because if not, the birds eat them before I can save them.
The birds act like I don’t have food for them; the feeder is always full and still, they want to eat caterpillars. Pretty freaking rude if you ask me.
I’ve released about 25 monarchs this week and I’m going to be forced to slow down because my milkweed can’t grow fast enough with the last batch or four of caterpillars.
|I’ve got the whole world in my hand|
The world might be falling apart, but here is Suz running around the yard playing with butterflies.
Denial is my favorite place to be. Oh, and Home…home and denial are my favorite places.
Any plans for the weekend? A concert? Shopping at the mall? Moving from the bed to the couch?