Looky what I found in the garden…..

Yellow Swallowtail Caterpillar

Yellow Swallowtail Caterpillar

I planted dill this year because I also planted pickling cucumbers.  My intent was to use the dill in the canning of my DILL pickles.    Usually I would have been upset to see caterpillars covering my plant but  not these caterpillars.  I was delighted to see the swallowtail.   I recognized them immediately, I did my little happy dance and grabbed the camera.

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Once they finished off the dill they moved on.  I’m not sure where they morphed into Butterflies. But the garden is now full of dancing butterflies.

11061770_1067214899962965_3273105081507088143_o 11874995_1063811983636590_21959471104533499_o-1After I did a little research I discovered that dill is a host plant to swallowtails.  You can bet your bottom dollar we will always have lots and lots of dill each and every year.

Tried and true, from me to you.

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