Monday, July 11, 2011

The Swallowtails Aren't Afraid of Me!

Last summer, in a fit of ignorant craziness, I killed a caterpillar that was on its way to becoming a swallowtail. I thought it was some terrible pest eating my pepper plants. Live and learn.

This morning, I'm happy to report that I saw this lovely eastern swallowtail checking out my cucumbers. I think she was getting a drink from the drip hose. Fortunately, I left her alone.


  1. Killed a caterpillar!! Pam!!

  2. don't kill anything in the yard; they're all doing some sort of useful task. If something scares you, just back away slowly and leave it alone.