Category Archives: Wildlife

Ready for Take Off

This is the Black Swallowtail butterfly that was clinging to the railing of my deck.  (click here).  I just rotated the image 90 degrees to get a level front view.  It reminded me of a large airplane at the end … Continue reading

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Black Swallowtail

Brrr!  It was cold the day I found this Black Swallowtail butterfly on the lawn, temp in the 40’s and strong winds.  It was motionless; I thought it was frozen … or dead, but flapped its wings when I tried … Continue reading

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Monarch Hatching

This is my second butterfly “raised” and released, DP-2.  Like clockwork, it hatched on the 10th day of pupation. When the larva (caterpillar) pupates, it spins a cocoon-like shell around itself hanging from the bottom of a milkweed leaf or … Continue reading

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Fruit Bat

Just in time for lunch.  Cute little critter, huh? Thought for the Day:  Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.                                        … Continue reading

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DP-1 Lift Off

I started this little science project with a Monarch larva (caterpillar) on August 11th, when  DP-1 was less than 1/4″ long.   It grew to over 1 1/2″ long before it pupated on August 29th. After ten days in the pupa stage, … Continue reading

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