Sunday, July 31, 2011
Feeding the Caterpillars
Black Swallowtail butterfly. Every year, I grow bunches of dill, fennel, carrots and parsley and they are all members of the Umbellifarae (parsley) family. I grow them mainly to attract the tachinid flies which keeps the great tomato horn worms under control, but a bonus are these beautiful caterpillars and butterflies. Sometimes its ok to let the caterpillars eat the plants. In this case, eat and enjoy!