8.31.2005


Ontario Wanderer asked about the chrysalis of the Black Swallowtail so I went back into the swamp to try to get a picture. If the pictures look a little shaky, you can blame the mosquitoes - I got swarmed by skeeters and gnats!

5 comments:

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Alien creatures!

Floridacracker said...

My kids and I found some of these on twigs along a river bank so we carefully clipped one or two chrysalis laden twigs and brought them home to our kitchen window. They were thrilled some time later when they walked into the kitchen to find beautiful butterflies resting on the table. We released them. Thanks for the memory.

Watchmania said...

It just doesn't look comfortable, slung from a thread like that.

I think you deserve a Blogger Beyond the Call of Duty away for braving all those bitey critters to bring us these pics.

swamp4me said...

The mosquitoes were particularly fierce. I tried to go back and get some more pictures today but I just couldn't take being the main course for a bunch of hungry skeeters. Maybe tomorrow...

Ontario Wanderer said...

Thank you very much for the photo!!! Braving the mosquitoes is certainly going beyond the call of curiosity. Now it's my turn. We don't live in a swamp but the mosquitoes here don't seem to know that. I've looked and looked for the chrysalis but not found it yet. Maybe now that I know what to look for. Thanks again!