The season of activity has begun….in the garden. As for the garden wildlife there’s much to gorge on. I have been photographing this variety of red dragonfly/Neurothemis fulvia religiously year after year. The best time to actually get them to pose for you is when they’re grabbing a bite. In this case the last tasty morsel of a tiny insect had just disappeared into its mouth!
With a few swallowtail butterflies laying eggs on my citrus plant last year, I decided to add a few more potted lemon plants. It’s such a delightful sight to see that there are seven caterpillars of the Common Mormon butterflies in various stages. This freshly-hatched baby took some time to explore the sea of green:)
It turned into a pupa yesterday and the green was a shade lighter. This morning it glittered like a jewel in the sun. This must be the most beautiful pupa in the butterfly world. There’s much to look forward to and my red friend (below) seems to agree:)