Black Swallowtail butterflies .. a tiny miracle happened for us about 8 years ago when I was able to hold and transfer a caterpillar/ chrysalis over winter in my fridge ... a WHOLE WINTER.
Then I followed instructions to bring it out gradually in the Spring time to see if it would break through and become that promised butterfly ... it truly was a natural miracle to us when it did.
Today we have at least one instar Black Swallowtail caterpillar on the deck dill plant
Just a few pictures before the forecasted oppressive heat/humidity from hell strikes us
The Kent Beauty oregano is coloring up
Butterfly Kisses (a recurring theme some how ?)
I hope so !