Today I noticed the finger lime in the front garden was almost leafless. At first I assumed it was another casualty of the flooding rains of early March 2022. But on closer inpection… I’d say this is the chrysalis of an Orchard Swallowtail butterfly. They’ve been breeding on the K-lime on the other side of [...]
Chequered Swallowtail caterpillar on the host plant Cullen tenax in the front garden (19 Feb 2022. Photo includes some leaves from Hovea acutifolia) and a few weeks later… and from the side (10 March 2022) (10 March 2022) A butterfly friendly garden needs host plants, food plants, water, and to be free of herbicides and pesticides.
Smaller than Goodenia Ovata Tubestocks from Kumbartcho 1 December 2020 to go in bed along north wall. 3 x Goodenia ovata (top) and 3 x Goodenia rotundifolia We will see which the bees prefer. Links http://www.northqueenslandplants.com/Australian%20Plant%20Families%20G-M/Goodeniaceae/Goodenia/Goodenia%20rotundifolia.html https://gympielandcare.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Goodenia-rotundifolia.pdf https://sown.com.au/goodenia-rotundifolia-goodeniaceae-star-goodenia-round-leaf-goodenia/