Friday, May 11, 2007

Swallowtails

Beauties of all kinds have appeared: pipevine, black, tiger (giant yellow with black bars), and the dark brown ones swallowtails with yellow markings. Vandals are moving in and destroying some of the ponds and water features around here, but an old one has been restored and now we're seeing dragonflies of all sorts again.

2 Comments:

At 10:17 PM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous M Sinclair Stevens said...

The swallowtails seem to particularly like my larkspur.

 
At 8:03 AM, May 17, 2007, Blogger Rantor said...

They certainly do, but these plants seem to attract (or at least have room for) one nectar-lover at a time, while the lantanas attract clouds at once. The fennel is just coming into bloom now and also seems to be a major attraction. I must acquire a butterfly guide, purely for identification of larvae. Every day there seem to be new ones in addition to all the old familiar varieties.

 

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