Saturday, March 2, 2013

Eastern Black Swallowtail Winter Update

This past year I was able to raise 9 Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillars in a screened cage. They over winter as a chrysalis and hatch out sometime in late winter or early spring right in time to get another generation of butterflies going again. They're stored in our basement which is freezing cold, along with my mason bee nest blocks, which I should be cleaning off and treating for mites and such but ... oh well.