I’m so excited! The black swallowtail butterflies are back. Two years ago, I had one batch of caterpillars in my herb garden. Last year, I “raised” four batches of caterpillars on the potted dill and parsley around my patio. This year, I finally have my first family. A butterfly is born!
Last summer, I found over a dozen Black Swallowtail caterpillars on my parsley and dill plants – twice. (I think there were two hatchings of eggs.) I’ve been wondering if the Swallowtail would return. Although I haven’t seen the actual butterflies yet, I found almost a dozen caterpillars on my dill this weekend. More!