Swallowtail caterpillars

If you’ve never seen a swallowtail caterpillar, look on the dill in plot number 34. They are there in all their glory.

Leave them be, maybe they will cocoon nearby and we can watch them transform into butterflies.

Someone put one in the Bug Jar to be identified and there was also a beetle that needed identification.

The beetle is a Chafer beetle, which has a mottled brown back. They are more of a problem in the grub stage when they eat vegetable roots in the garden. If you found the beetle in your plot, keep an eye open for whitish grubs. These are what do damage to our crops. If you find them, destroy them.

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