Four butterfly species growing!

 Tiger swallowtail cats, big and small

Tiger swallowtail cats, big and small

 Our big green tiger swallowtail caterpillar turned brown today. Ready to stop eating and go into chrysalis! Yay!

Our big green tiger swallowtail caterpillar turned brown today. Ready to stop eating and go into chrysalis! Yay!

 Two more tigers to go. They eat our tulip tree leaves for a month! Then they will overwinter as chrysalises and eclose next spring.

Two more tigers to go. They eat our tulip tree leaves for a month! Then they will overwinter as chrysalises and eclose next spring.

  We had breakfast this morning with the newborn monarchs.

 We had breakfast this morning with the newborn monarchs.

Lots to release this morning.

 Our first-ever fritillary has been eating violets and decided to rest. It's almost full grown.

Our first-ever fritillary has been eating violets and decided to rest. It's almost full grown.

 The black swallowtail cat has attached itself to the twig and is ready to go into chrysalis.

The black swallowtail cat has attached itself to the twig and is ready to go into chrysalis.

Backyard Butterfly Talk Friday, Aug. 4, 6:30 pm

We've been busy raising dozens of monarchs as well as black swallowtails, tiger swallowtails and other species. Please join us in our backyard Friday, Aug. 4, from 6:30-7:30 pm to hear about how we attract and raise various native butterflies. 112 Imperial St, Park Ridge, IL. Please bring a chair if you can!