Very excited to see my first swallowtail butterfly today! 😍Not so surprising to see it amongst very fragrant lilac in the Dordogne, but still a great moment for me. Speedily snapped by me eldest Tilly. Seeing this level of wildlife makes me passionately crave the reinstatement of wild flower meadows and wilderness in the area that I love and live in around Hay-in-Wye. * * * * * #lovemyplanet#dordogne
Look at his brand-new wings!!! Papilio machaon, freshly hatched in the pasture opposite my garden! I saw him taking his first flight! I will not lie to you, I became a bit emotional. #swallowtail#swallowtailbutterfly
Everyday I go out and garden I am surrounded by frolicking butterflies and immersed with nature’s soundtrack. *In the shot you can clearly see a Swallowtail butterfly and a Painted Lady nearby accompanied by birdsongs 🦋 #gardening#pollinatorgarden
Here is a small video of me spreading Papilio ulysses telegonus male from Bachan island, Indonesia. They will be available next week. From April 26-28 Stefanie is doing the Our Best To You art show at the Evraz Place in Regina @signatures.ca And that same weekend I will be doing the Edmonton Tattoo Show @edmontontattooshow Yup we will be at 2 places at the same time 😁 #signatures#support
One of today's #garden visitors! 🦋 Outside today you can feel the change in weather coming. But, I took advantage of the breezy sunny morning to do a little #planting I added some more to one of the and did a little weeding. I spotted lots of newly hatched and 10 cats in instar 3. Aso spotted this a and Stay safe with the crazy weather headed our way! . . .
These 4 frames are ready to be framed. Just made these yesterday. The species here are: Napocles jucunda from Upper Huallaga Valley, Peru; and Papilio gigon gigon (verso) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. You'll be able to pick them up next weekend. From April 26-28 Stefanie is doing the Our Best To You art show at the Evraz Place in Regina @signatures.ca And that same weekend I will be doing the Edmonton Tattoo Show @edmontontattooshow Yup we will be at 2 places at the same time 😁 #signatures#support ...
This is what I imagine I look like when I see Butterflies🦋💗 I've been working really hard since January planting for my Butterfly garden. I've started over 100 various Milkweeds for the Monarchs, lots of Dill, Queen Anne Lace for the Swallowtails, and about 100 other variety plants for pollinators, Aster, Grayfeather, Echinacea, Tons of Sunflowers, so many different Herbs, Flowers and Food. Just patiently waiting for the Butterflies 🦋💗🦋💗🦋💗🦋💗🦋💗🦋💗🦋💗🦋💗🦋💗🦋💗🌼🌱🌕 Happy Full Moon Friday Peeps🌝 #butterfly#butterflies
I think this photo says it all. those overwintering #aniseswallowtails are in a hurry to spread their wings! I was thankful it decided to stay next to my yard on the canyon side and enjoy some lantana nectar. So many blooms after all our rain. 🙋 Bring your friends! . . . #aniseswallowtail
When I went to see the newly emerged butterfly I got to witness the second eclosing right before my eyes! This one hatched on 8/24/18, went into chrysalis 9/9 to be reborn today. Nature is amazing! . . #butterflyseason#easternblackswallowtail
Dill flower as tall as me and my first swallowtail caterpillars of the season :) sorry y’all - you might get some pets if you buy this dill because I can’t bear to spray their host plant. Dill is super easy to grow, it looks really cool and it smells amazing!! A great option if you’re looking to bring more pollinators to your yard without much work.
When we think of fennel, we typically think of cooking and a unique anise flavor. But did you know that this edible plant provides shelter and food for many polllinators, specifically swallowtail butterflies, but even more specifically, parsley worms? Parsley worms are caterpillars which transform into swallowtail butterflies that love to feed and transition on fennel leaves. So go ahead, have your cake and eat it too! The leaves, seeds and bulbs are all edible and delicious, just be sure to check the leaves for any caterpillars or developing chrysalises. . . Pro tip: These caterpillars are also huge fans ...
Last summer I found a Swallowtail caterpillar, and today, the butterfly emerged from it's cocoon! Unfortunately, it's suffering from a deformity resulting in an under developed eye and antenna. . . #swallowtailbutterfly#butterfly
Today’s releases: two females and a tiny male. Black Eastern Swallowtails. So much beauty in these tiny creatures. You can see the remaining chrysalis (I overwintered these in my refrigerator). There are at least three more that will probably eclose tomorrow. You can see one of them twitching for half a second. 🐛🦋🌟 #raisingbutterflies#butterflygarden
The lessons you can learn from nature are amazing! Some butterflies have been observed flying with up to 70% of their wing surface missing. They may look fragile, but these tiny creatures show remarkable resiliency and endurance! Next time life’s problems have you feeling down, think of the tough little butterflies that continue to fly despite their difficulties 💛🦋🌻 #justkeepflying#endurance