Good afternoon friends...
I have been so busy these last few days, nothing good to write about just boring, necessary things.
Butterflies are a big part of my life,
finding the caterpillars, feeding and caring for them through each stage then setting them free.
Right now I am raising Black Swallowtails.
In mid June, I started to see Monarchs on my butterfly bushes.
I was so happy to see them,
because as many of you already know, the Monarch is now considered endangered.
Next year, I am going to raise Monarchs to help with their current status.
This past Friday, I saw and photographed 2 Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.
This might be a male, they have less blue but with these pictures, I'm not sure.
This next one may be a female, they usually have more blue.
If you are interested in raising butterflies at home, this site
has some great information about getting started.
Another good site about raising Monarchs is here.
- until you spread your wings, you will have no idea how far you can fly -