This is my latest project to encourage butterflies. Helen Quince and her son Bernard are propagating special plants to encourage butterflies. So many butterflies need plants that are disappearing because gardeners and farmers consider them to be weeds. Butterflies need special weeds to lay their eggs on, like nettle and Swan Bush.
I got a little Swan Bush and this caterpillar from Helen. The bush is being eaten but the caterpillar is getting bigger! I just hope the birds don’t get it. I put it in the shrubs near the Buddleias – Butterfly Bushes!