The big guy just hanging out on the fence. He’s looking up and planning his next move.

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And there he goes.

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Up on top of the gate he showed off for me–doing push-ups and a dewlap display, making sure I knew he was in charge of this territory.

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Caterpillars continue to grow and to eat parsley. They are all on the smaller one of our two plants, and by now they’ve eaten quite a bit of parsley. I supplemented with some parsley sprigs picked from the other plant and some fresh parsley from the store. I think the dark item behind the caterpillar on the bottom is a shed skin.

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There were two caterpillars that were bigger than the others. Here’s one of them, but the other had disappeared this morning.

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But later on I spotted it–it had crawled off to find a good spot to turn into a butterfly. You can see the silk strands supporting the caterpillar’s body.

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Late this afternoon the chrysalis had developed to this point.

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