>It’s a quiet time…not in my life but in my home garden. I’m just letting things be right now. But I saw some photos back from the fall of caterpillars on our passion vine that I forgot to post so now is a good a time as any.
These were Gulf Fritillary caterpillars, I believe, We had put a passion vine right outside off of our porch and the kids were thrilled with the results. At one point we had 5 or 6 caterpillars at once on the plant and the real question was whether the plant would survive being chewed down to a nub. Here’s a close-up view. So beautiful.
After some time of gorging and growing and gorging and growing, the caterpillars would suddenly be one day hanging upside down. Very still. In our case, they were attaching themselves to the cattle panel piece we had installed for the vine to climb.