|February Full Moon 2012|
Monday, February 6, 2012
Flower Hill Farm BUTTERFLIES OF 2011 ~ Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ~ Three Years Blog Anniversary
Eastern Tiger Swallowtails Papilio glaucus in threes flitting above and about Miss Canada Lilac this past June.
It seems most appropriate to mark my third blog anniversary with these endearing creatures. For years I had tried to capture Tiger Swallowtails flitting about in groups . . . and finally, after waiting in just the right place, for just the right amount of time ~ voila!
If you are lucky, you might find the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillars munching on the leaves of black cherry, pin cherry, ash, apple and magnolia . . . to name a few trees that might be growing in your gardens and landscape. The butterflies may be sighted in flight beginning the middle of April and through October from one of their two broods. Overwintering occurs here in the chrysalis stage.
Back into now time . . . today and yesterday . . . three years pile up with sunrises and sunsets, waxing and waning moons, our gardens awake and falling into seasonal slumber, wildlife filling pages.
This February is quite different from February of three years past. The winter landscape is remarkably different in my first post.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR KIND SUPPORT OVER THESE THREE YEARS!