Fun Friday: Changes in My Nursery

As I mentioned in a post last week, I have collected several Black Swallowtail butterfly eggs and caterpillars. They are housed in a mesh, indoors “nursery” in my rural Missouri home. I had been waiting for the caterpillar to begin making it’s chrysalis. Well, I went to bed on Tuesday night and the caterpillar was […]

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Fun Friday: No Longer an “Empty Nester”

About a week ago, as I was walking past my rural Missouri butterfly garden, I noticed a Black Swallowtail that was busy laying eggs on a parsley plant (host plant for these beautiful butterflies). Yesterday, I closely inspected the plant to see if I could find the eggs … voila, I found about a dozen […]

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Fun Friday: The Complete Smile

In today’s Fun Friday post, I’m featured a view of the Black Swallowtail caterpillar that you probably don’t see very often. As a photographer, it’s a view that I get all too often, but usually don’t want! While in my friend’s beautiful butterfly garden a couple of days ago, there were three Black Swallowtail caterpillars […]

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Black Swallowtail (Re-post)

(This post originally posted in September 2010) The other morning, when I first entered the Prairie Meadow, I came upon this lovely Black Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio polyxenes) hanging on to a prairie grass stem. He seemed to be “frozen” to the grass. And my stumbling around in the low light (this image was taken just […]

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