Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Well, it is December, and not many butterflies are active, but the Gulf Fritillaries are still flying around. I saw some in my yard today, and the pics were taken a few days ago in a neighbor's yard. This tropical butterflies just have no concept of winter! I also have caterpillars in the kitchen; they are developing slowly because we keep the house so cold, but I expect to have butterflies next month. Pray for rain, we need it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Crickets in December

I can hear no crickets tonight. But a few nights ago I was coming back from holiday shopping and heard them as I was walking home. Crickets in December! Will they come back this year?

The gulf fritillaries are still active. I have eggs and caterpillars in the house, and I saw the out gallivanting in the yard today. Usally they are around all year.