Friday, May 17, 2019

Black Swallowtails!

If you follow my blog, 
you know that I have recently been releasing butterflies from last years group of caterpillars.
At the end of last season, 
10 or so of the chrysalis I had caged did not release to butterflies.
They "overwintered" in the cage, in the garage, in chrysalis form, 
and a week or so ago, they began emerging.
Yesterday, 
2 more of them emerged and were released back to nature.
These two are the 6th and 7th.




One flew off quickly, the other stayed around for a little while, and I was thrilled with that!

17 comments:

  1. They are beautiful creatures, fragile yet tough too, and we are all grateful that you gave them a good start in life. Raising butterflies at home is a simple way for people to start to connect with nature and I encourage everyone to give it a try.

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  2. How amazing! I know you love doing this and you bring more beauty to the world! That's a very good thing! I hiked this morning and took a few butterfly pics...not the easiest photos to take!

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  3. Looks amazing and colorful. Great that you managed to capture these pictures...

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  4. What a fabulous thing to do and watch and then release to nature again Debbie. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. They are so beautiful Debbie, thank you for sharing this with us …

    All the best Jan

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  6. Hello Debbie, cool post on your butterflies. It is exciting to raise the butterflies and to be able to release them in the wild. Beautiful butterflies and photos. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend.

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  7. They are incredible and so are you, Debbie! A friend to every living creature!

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  8. These beautiful butterflies must feel your love to stay n your hand and stay around for a while too. I find this all of amazing. The photos are lovely!
    Blessings and hugs!

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  9. Beautiful! What a thrill to be able to hold one for a moment.

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  10. Your pics are stunning!Belíssimas!Hugs!

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  11. Wow, how beautiful! Really nice!

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  12. I just love their coloring and they look terrific against the flowers!

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  13. They are amazing lovely creatures!

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