We happened to visit Brooklyn Botanical Gardens during a free period. I would have gladly paid for this amazing garden. A great couple of hours were spent wandering around and viewing all the garden has to see.
Great plant name.
I don’t even understand….
This interesting tree fort was built from the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.
We have many of these in Florida too!
|Huge ass pine tree
I like the memorial rocks.
Daniel-son trim the tree.
These are fun leaves. Very hairy.
Brooklyn Botanical Garden is now on my must return list. There was more we missed and it would be great to check it out during a different season. All hail nature!
This guy is back. I am going to leave them alone for now. The grapefruit tree is large enough that it can handle feeding a couple of caterpillars.
I caught a somewhat blurry photo of one of the thousands of lizards that call my backyard home.
I caught this guy hanging out in the yard after a big rain storm. I guess his wings were too wet and he didn’t have the power to fly away yet. Hopefully he was able to dry off and have new adventures.
Today I was able to witness the final stage of the butterfly life cycle. One of the Swallowtail butterflies decided to stop in and hangout for a bit on the tree that served as its host. Notice in the background an empty pupa that was home to either him or one of his friends.
He was very patient while I excitedly snapped photo after photo of him. I love his under wing coloring.
Finally, he got tired of me harassing him and flew off. Luckily I got this motion photo.
A very unusual caterpillar has been eating the crap out of our grapefruit tree. I killed two of them before I discovered that they are the caterpillar of the swallowtail butterfly.
I discovered two cocoons and one other caterpillar chowing down. I am going to let the tree get abused for now, besides it gives us no fruit anyway. I love butterflies.