Saturday, September 5, 2009
It takes a caterpillar to make a butterfly
Gulf Fritillary Butterflies have been prolific in my garden recently. I saw 1 or 2 after I planted the first Passiflora incarnata (aka Purple passionflower, Maypop). Today I saw 4 or 5 flying close by and 2 of the vines are alive with caterpillers. I don't understand why some gardeners don't want their plants eaten. Don't they realize that you wouldn't have the beauty of the butterfly if you didn't have a caterpillar eating away at some point?