Friday, July 4, 2014

The butterflies are coming!

The trellises are filling in nicely with the passionflowers on one and the Dutchmans pipe on the other.

As much as I love seeing them fill in, I really love the butterflies that are moving in too!

The passionflower has gulf fritillaries moving in. Even found a few of their cocoons! Just hoping that they slow down eating enough to not kill the vine.

The Dutchmans pipe just had some new little guys move in last week. After a little research, found out that they are pipevine swallowtails. Huge caterpillars, bigger appetites! But can hardly wait for these butterflies in our backyard.