The Family

The Family

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Caterpillars and Butterflies

What better way to spend a crisp fall afternoon than outdoors learning about butterfly gardens?

While my children were the youngest ones in attendance by about 65 years, excluding myself of course, it was a delightful presentation about what to plant in order to attract butterflies. There were also some interesting pointers on what not to do.

We were able to observe a chrysalis and then take a stroll through the garden to see eggs forming on plants and a few small caterpillars attached and gnawing away on the leaves.

Did you know lantana is one of the best butterfly attractors?

Even though this last image wasn't part of the presentation, I couldn't resist sharing this massive spider weaving her web.

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