Friday, August 26, 2011

Just Awesome

A few months hiatus from gardening and writing a post.  Monday while Vickie pulled errant bindweed and I pruned back going to seed annuals, we were rewarded with the most spectacular viewing:    Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars,

a pupating Pipevine Swallowtail 

and a tree frog all nestled among the tangles of Pipevine.

A month or so ago on a warm, sunny day I saw a Pipevine Swallowtail hovering about the native Pipevine.  A few days later I searched for the black dots of recentlylaid eggs, not finding any. But she obviously did lay her mirade of  eggs.
I just could not find them in the tangles of California Pipevine.

This just awesome sight of Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars and pupae just blew us all away.  It has been a few years
since we have been treated to Pipevine Swallowtail butterflies in the making.

Let me know if you all have viewed equally just awesome sights. And 

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