Butterflies are free


I believe this is a Parsley worm. Otherwise know as a swallowtail butterfly caterpillar.

I noticed it whilst I was watering in the garden.

I didn’t have the heart to smoosh him so I just let him crawl around in the parsley.

Perhaps in a month or so he will come flying around me as I sit with a cup of tea by the garden.

Thus renewing my faith in all things magical.

Parsley is available at any corner market .....not so swallowtail butterflies.


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Comments

  1. I'm glad you didn't smoosh him. :-) Nice pic of him blending in with the parsley. Have a great day!

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  2. It would have been heartless to smoosh him. I'm glad you allowed him to proceed - he will soon be beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/06/sink-drink.html

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  3. Oh I’m so so glad you didn’t smash him... we need butterflies. (I admit it is much easier for me to say because I don’t garden and it isn’t my parsley getting munched.)

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  4. I was surprised at how rapidly those swallowtail caterpillars were able to demolish my parsley patch. I brought several chrysalises with me in my carry-on luggage when we visited our granddaughters in Illinois. They so enjoyed the experience of watching them emerge and then releasing them to fly freely. That was years ago-- now they are teenagers but they remember the event! Am not seeing many now and believe that the intensive mosquito spraying is having a devastating impact on their population, along with the honeybees which also are scarce. (Still plenty of mosquitoes!)

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  5. Cant wait to see the beauty that caterpillar turns into. :-) Wonderful macro!

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  6. Love that, and the butterfly does. There story is amazing how they do that.

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  7. wow....caterpillar blend with nature...
    great shot

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  8. Worms give me the heebies jeebies but I'm glad you you didn’t smash him.

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  9. I agree. I wouldn't have the heart to smoosh him either, friend.

    A Happy 4th to you and yours ...

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  10. The only reason why I grow parsley is for the butterflies.

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  11. I actually grow some for them as I hope to take some eggs and raise them, but I can see it would be a problem for gardeners...Michelle

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