Saturday, April 24, 2021

Saturday Critters ~ 384 ~

 If you have been following my blog for any length of time, 
you know that for several years I have been raising butterflies.
Love is all you really need,
a couple of cages, the herb dill and a bit of patience.
Rather than go through the whole process, you can read about my experiences,
herehere and here.
The last link being my favorite when the kids next door helped me to release them.
I had 52 chrysalis at the end of the "butterfly season".
They over wintered in chrysalis form, in their cages, 
I kept the cages in my garage.
In spring, they emerge as beautiful butterflies and the whole process is just fascinating.

Black Swallowtail #3 of 52

#4 was not interested in leaving home.

Finally, after giving her a few minutes,
I placed her on this beautiful tulip 
she stayed for several minutes and then flew off!

The Joyful Butterfly has a great website about raising butterflies indoors,
if you are interested, you can check it out here.

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
Viewing Nature With Eileen 
for Saturday Critters


  1. They are so pretty!!!---love when you post them!

  2. Beautiful and your love of butterflies shows!

  3. hello Debbie,
    You are doing such a great job raising and helping out the butterflies. Beautiful butterfly photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day! Happy Weekend! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  4. What an incredible thing you do, and fascinating to watch them and the life cycle. It must be very rewarding.

  5. Beautiful butterflies! Butterfly breeding must be immensely satisfying. I have a butterfly in my latest post.

  6. They are so beautiful! You do a fantastic job helping them along.

  7. I do love your butterfly posts and I love the photo of this lovely butterfly sitting on your hand; amazing. It is awesome that you do this and I find it so interesting how you do it all.
    Have a sweet Weekend, dear friend!

  8. Each one is so perfect and beautiful .

  9. They are beautiful Deb! Looks like a lot of fun have a great weekend

    Saun in Ohio

  10. Lovely! And your efforts are rewarded with such special models!

  11. Hello.
    You do a wonderful job for butterflies. They are beautiful.

  12. Those are gorgeous! Looking forward to more!

  13. Oh they are beautiful, so wonderful of one to hang around for a little while, love them against the orange and yellow of the flowers :)

  14. They are so beautiful, their colours and markings amazing.

    All the best Jan

  15. I saw butterflies yesterday but nothing like these! So beautiful you are the butterfly whisperer, Debbie.