30 July 2013

A Few Fun Snaps from our back yard this week

Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar - 4th instar

Bumblebee on native Monarda - don't know which bee, do you?

Paw Paw tree in our little herb bed

Calendula - started from seed late winter, blooming and making seed now for next year

Black Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar on Rue

Moon Carrot flowers - seeds were started Dec 2010
Check out the seedlings at


Jill said...

Wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing. I love the 'faces' on spicebush swallowtails - they make me smile!

Martha Stoodley said...

Hi Jill -
Those butterfly caterpillars are 100% darling and today I saw another mother fluttering over the Spicebush getting ready to lay more eggs.
I go out and look for caterpillars every day. Not very many this year but more than last year during that awful heat and drought.