Showing posts with label Insects. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Insects. Show all posts

Monday, June 27, 2011

Black Swallowtails

Larval Host Plant ~ Wild and cultivated members of the Carrot Family including dill, fennel and parsley

Egg ~ yellow, laid singly on host leaves

Habitat ~ old fields, roadsides, pastures, suburban gardens

Abundance ~ occasional

Monday, January 24, 2011

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

American Painted Lady

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." ~ Hans Christian Anderson

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. ~ Jeffrey Glassberg

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, July 27, 2009

Beautiful Carolina Sphinx

Great Moth Comes from His Papery Cage

Gone is the worm, that tunnel body. Gone is the mouth
that loved leaves and tomatoes.
Gone are the innumerable feet.

He is beautiful now, and shivers into the air
as if he has always known how,
who crawled and crawled, all summer.
He has wide wings, with a flare at the bottom.
The moon excites him. The heat of the night excites him.

But, where did the dance come from?
Surely not out of a simple winter's sleep.
Surely it's more than ambition, this new architecture!

What could it be, that does it?
Let me look closer, and a long time, the next time
I see green-blooded worm crawling and curling
hot day after hot day
among the leaves and the smooth, proud tomatoes.

Mary Oliver

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monarch Video


A few moments of peace for my friends.

I hope you're all having a good day. :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Beginings

Hanging upside down, they dry out and pump blood into their new wings.

Doesn't take long and they're ready.

Take off!

It always seems so magical, watching them go from tiny eggs to beautiful butterflies.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Monarch Caterpillars

Our first for the year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cassius Blue Hairstreak

I know I've posted pictures of these beauties before, but I snapped some more over the weekend and just wanted to share with y'all.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Juvenal's Duskywing

I saw this little one in the garden yesterday. Such a cutie!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008