Wednesday, November 30, 2011
When I came home today from doing errands, two girls and a grandmother were staring intently at a Gulf Fritillary adult in my front yard. After they showed it to me, I looked for immatures. I had been watching the late season butterflies for the past few days. I found one caterpillar quickly, then they found another. I also showed them the chrysalis. It is a bit small and dark. I hope it is okay.
The caterpillars are on my Passiflora Berkeley. They really seem to like those tender leaves.
The girls go to a local school and where the teachers are raising anise swallowtails in the classroom. Yay for butterfly education!