We found this really cool,
wickedly bright and striped caterpillar in the garden.
We hopped online, and were able to identify it as a spicebush swallowtail.
We fed it for a few day. They strictly eat herbs like parsley, dill, carrot tops. You know, garden munchies.
It turned into a pretty green/yellow chrysalis,
and it seemed like only 10 days later we woke up to a beautiful butterfly!
We usually only seem to get moths around these parts, so this was a treat.
We released it when the Heart Rockin' family was here. Thanks, Jean for the photo.