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Breaking: The Butterflies are Back!!
The Butterflies are Back! This weekend the Azalea Festival is going full-swing. I took in my share of fun, and my azaleas are blooming. However, the big news today is that we saw our first Eastern Black Swallowtail flying around our little butterfly garden, and it was laying eggs like crazy all over the fennel plants. I took a couple of pictures of the butterfly and all of its eggs. The plants are COVERED with eggs, which means that, in about a week, our fennel plants should be crawling with caterpillars! I’ll be sure to take pictures when they’re out!
It was really hard to get the butterfly to stay still long enough to take her picture. I took about 50 pictures and this is the only one where she’s little more than a spec.
Awesome! I’ll be growing my own butterfly garden too. My two-year old daughter is currently fascinated by them, after we bought her a butterfly book. Wait till she sees the real things!