Saturday, June 18, 2016

Swallowtail Eggs

Swallowtail Eggs on Peach leaves.
Was reading a book and noticed a movement thru the window. A Swallowtail !!
Looked for camera ( couldnt find ), then just went out to watch. It keeps coming back to a
peach tree in a patio pot. Finally realize its laying eggs, skittering around , wings in constant flutter.
It comes towards me many times and around the peach. When it left found a few eggs. Beautiful tiny green jewels (June 18,2016). Will see if hatch, hopefully are "active". They are in full sun, hope isnt to hot there.
Wonder how long take to hatch.  Will try a side pic. Also saw the tiniest lizard today- wonder if a second spring? The young Ravens are around now.