Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mourning Cloak

This is a Mourning Cloak butterfly that I found in my garden near the end of June. I had been wanting to see one of these in my garden for years. I want to find a place in my yard to plant a pussy willow, because they use willows as one of the host plants for their caterpillars.
The Mourning Cloaks's life cycle is quite interesting. It is one of the first butterflies that can be seen each year. They are called a "Harbinger of Spring". The reason we see them so early, is ...
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