Wednesday, September 29, 2010

End of September

Take time for a nap, and to smell the flowers!

Monday, September 20, 2010


Found this butterfly on the ground near my front door. It must have just emerged, because the wings were still limp. Given a twig to climb up on, it did so, and I put it in the lilac bush, where it hung on and hung it's wings to 'dry'. By evening it was about ready to fly. We did a little research and found it's a black swallowtail, female.  I posted pictures of the caterpillar, below, on 8/29. Her wingspan is about four and a half inches.