Bee enjoying the lavender.
Future swallowtail butterfly! For people looking to put in butterfly gardens- don't forget something for the caterpillars to munch. The plants our hungry caterpillars gobble up most often are the parsley, dill, and rue.
In all my years, I never realized ladybugs look like caterpillers in their life cycle. Who knew this? It blew my mind. Here's a future lady bug who will hopefully come hungry and eat up the feast of aphids we have provided for him.
"In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf. " Eric Carle