An interesting chamber made by a wasp or bee perhaps? I’m not sure yet. I’ve never seen anything like it before.
Butterfly in the salvia.
Butterfly - Jun 7 2008 (1257K)
Monarch caterpillar on the tuberosa. I haven’t seen too many of these around since then.
Monarch Caterpillar - Aug 30 2009 (1332K)
It seemed rather early for ants to be swarming.
Ants - May 2 2011 (1489K)
The year we grew cabbages organically I found out how many eggs a cabbage butterfly could lay. While we do have a healthy population of wasps and hornets we still had plenty of cabbage butterfly caterpillars on the cabbages. I tried to go out each day to pick off what I could find of both eggs and caterpillars, but they still made a large amount of chew marks on those plants. I learned that if we were to ever do it again I would need netting to keep the butterflies off the plants. I like this picture because of not only the cabbage worm caterpillar but also the play of light and shadows that all the chewing marks created. You didn’t think that a caterpillar could be an artist?
Cabbage Worm - Jul 15 2013 (1331K)
What a cabbage butterfly pupa looks like.
Cabbage Butterfly Pupa- Jul 19 2013 (737K)