Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Cats are Back!

Not sure if it is due to all the rain, but we have had numerous caterpillars in the garden.

Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar

Buckeye Caterpillar

Buckeye Caterpillar

Buckeye Butterfly Chrysalis

Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar

Hard to believe these turn into beautiful butterflies!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Update on the Wren Family

Baby Wren

Despite having to hatch out and feed a gigantic Cowbird, the Wrens had three successful fledglings. Yay! After the Cowbird fledged, the baby Wrens looked very malnourished and weak, they finally fledged a week later. They had to make up for lost time since the Cowbird was hogging all the food. The runt, which I nicknamed "Pee-Wee" was the size of a cotton ball.

Baby Wren sitting on the fence

I still see them around the yard while the mother is feeding them. The father has full responsibility for feeding the Cowbird. He is probably wondering what he got himself into. Ha!