lay eggs in their host plants.
in the wild violets that share the lawn with clovers.
We keep the deck of the lawn mower high
so the clovers and violets remain uncut.
for all the butterflies that are in my area.
We are creating host gardens.
We watched a Giant Swallowtail lays eggs
in the Garden Rue.
I went looking for eggs and found a caterpillar, they are called Orange Dogs.
She must have laid eggs a week ago too.
I just read the Sphinx Moth uses the Paw-paws for hosting too.
I will be looking for more eaten leaves.
I see evidence they are active.
caterpillars munch away on Pipevine.
I counted 40 caterpillars!
killed Phaeton and ended a world drought with a sudden rainstorm. The Dagda, a supreme father-god in Celtic mythology, is a Celtic Zeus who also protected the earth from drought by changing the weather."
Thunderstorms are in our forecast.
I am looking for the Rain Dragons to return.
It has been hot and dry.
While the bees are still sleeping.
to the pollinators, "Come hither little ones."
with pollen from the cone flowers.
Under the bird feeding station the bird's spilled
sunflower seeds are blooming.
These are sacrificial flowers.
for our table and for the Gold Finches.
We stop often and watch the butterflies.
Happy Sunday Safari.