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

  2. It would have been heartless to smoosh him. I'm glad you allowed him to proceed - he will soon be beautiful.
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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.)

  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!)

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

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

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

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

  9. It does deserve saving!!

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

    A Happy 4th to you and yours ...

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

  12. 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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