Thursday, August 31, 2006

Thursday, August 31, 2006

We have been enjoying the butterflies
around the park this Summer.


A Swallowtail caterpillar
in the fennel.











A Swallowtail
enjoying the
nectar
from a
petunia
in the
alphabet garden.













Here is a link to the life cycle of the swallowtail:
http://www.blevinsphoto.com/aniseswallowtail1.htm



A Monarch Butterfly
caterpillar.





A Monarch in the butterfly bush.


Sometimes there were a dozen or so on and around the bush. It was a spectular summer for butterfly watching.














A wonderful site with great pictures of a Monarch Butterfly's lifecycle is:
http://www.linknot.com/Magic-Garden/Monarch-eggs.htm

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