Sunday, August 24, 2008

I love Cape May, New Jersey

Because of my school schedule, I count Summer as May 25 until August 25...

So, even though it is 90 degrees and sunny here in the wilds of Maryland, the students are moving in, and I am preparing for classes.
While I have the time, I want to post some photos of one of my favorite places in the world:

Cape May. It delights me as a birder, a gardener, and a poet.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I've learned

that wasn't a Swallowtail caterpillar; it was a Monarch!

I wish I could identify the five or six varieties of butterflies who frequent the garden these days...

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Caterpillars and Butterflies

Yesterday I saw a Monarch Butterfly browsing through the Buddleia. This morning, I saw a Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar grazing on the Swamp Milkweed. First time I've ever seen this kind of caterpillar - I was so delighted!

The photo is taken from the blog The blog's title is "My Back Yard ( and other places)" - Thank you, Carla!