Our babies are growing up! A couple of years ago we got a
couple of vines, (a Passion Flower
and a Mandevilla) to try to coax
the beautiful butterflies to stay in our back yard. They almost
wiped out the Passion Flower completely the first year.
This year the original vines are each about four times the original
size, and we have two additional Passion Flowers about the same size.
That was finally enough to support the caterpillar crop this year.
This is one of four butterflies that we suspect were recently
caterpillars in the Passion Flowers and now spend most of the days
fluttering and playing in the back yard.