A new butterfly species at Robin's nesting place. I think it may be a checkerspot or a crescentspot. I've looked in my National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies, and I can't tell for certain which one.This is the black swallowtail caterpillar as it is pupating. I took some video of it and tried to download it but the file was too large. It was so interesting to watch it wiggle and turn into a chrysalis. Today it is completely brown. Caterpillar number two pupated today and I missed it. Number three is still eating , but I noticed today that it too is becoming more restless.
I put out a new sock feeder today and the goldfinches flocked to it.