BY BUTTERFLY FARM & GARDENS OF SAN ANTONIO

Monday, September 21, 2009

3 Month Old Butterfly Garden












Sorry there have not been any Hummingbird photos for a while, been extremely busy with a new butterfly garden.





Sunday, May 24, 2009

Visitors to our Garden






American Painted Lady, Funereal Duskywing, Emperor, Common Sulphur, Black Swallowtail, Gulf Fritillary , Common Buckeye, Janais Patch and our favorite female hummingbird. A wonderful day in our garden.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Adoption Photo

This young man adopted this lovely Monarch and is about to release it. What a thrill!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

"Eat your greens."

Mommy says "Eat your green and grow big and beautiful." This Black Swallowtail caterpillar loves his greens. The video is not on fast forward, this is his actual pace.

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Insecure

Perched atop a passion-vine leaf, this Gulf Fritillary caterpillar seems not to know what to do, or where to start eating.

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Mini-Mite

Small beginnings for a Giant Swallowtail.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Mimosa Flowers

Here we see a Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly visiting our flowering Mimosa Tree. This is an excellent time to photograph your favorite butterflies.

Friday, April 24, 2009

How to Unpack your Chrysalis

When you receive your order, this is what you will see and how to unpack to allow your butterfly room to emerge. The box just serves the purpose of allowing you a way to watch the butterfly emerge. Once the wings dry please release your baby where there are flowers so it can eat nectar from those flowers.

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hummer & Bee Interactions

Please note that Hummingbirds and bees can interact. They work arround each other to access the feeder. I would recommend caution especially if you are allergic to bee stings. Otherwise, as long as your movements are slow you should be able to get close without being stung.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monarch Eggs & Black Swallowtail Caterpillars

For those waiting to adopt, see below:
Monarch & Monarch Eggs
Black Swallowtail and Black Swallowtail caterpillar.
Check back with us to see the progress of your babies.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Did Someone Say Spring?



How absolutely magnificent it is to see all the flowers. It is the most wonderful experience to sit and enjoy the garden views and fragrances of spring on the bench behind these beauties.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Correctly Identified


One of our readers correctly identified the plant shown on the picture of the posting for Feb 3rd. The plant is the Mexican Flame Vine. This plant is common in South Texas and is a host for the yet unidentified butterfly or moth. We are still looking for the ID of this lovely caterpillar. If you know what this creature transforms to let us know by emailing me directly or click the comment button on this post. We would love to hear from you.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Anticipation




The above beauties have already been seen in our garden. We are in great anticipation for Spring. How lovely!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Prolific Flower Producer


This plant flowers profusely, so much so, this little guy just can't keep up.
Our mission to all who read this is; "What is the name of this plant? and, What will this little guy look like when he is done transforming?
Please let us all know by commenting or sending us your opinions to iracavazos@hotmail.com.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Program to Watch

There is an excellent program coming up Tuesday (Jan 27, 2009) on PBS which I would like to encourage all butterfly lovers to watch. The program is by Nova tittled "The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies". Check your local listing for this program. You will have a chance to see it on line as well the day after it airs on http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/butterflies/.
Those of you that adopted butterflies for release this past season will without a doubt enjoy the program especially.
Also check out the Migration Information on the sidebar to the right of this post.