Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I went to my garden today to continue my war against the weeds. Pulling them out was pretty easy, the ground is soft from the recent rain, phew, it would have been a nightmare otherwise.  I was chased home by more rain, so did not get to finish.  Guess I'm going again tomorrow, but glad of it, as the humidity has gone down considerably. 

Black Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar
copyright SHD

While weeding, I discovered something nice.  Among my fennel was the caterpillar of a Black Swallowtail Butterfly.  If you recall my article on Fennel, the Black Swallowtail lives and feeds exclusively on fennel, laying its eggs on the plant, where it's cute yellow, black and green striped caterpillar hatches, grows, pupates, and transforms into a butterfly. 

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