I saw a Pipevine Swallowtail in my garden today! It was the first Pipevine Swallowtail I've seen around here, or at least the first time I've recognized one. It kept nectaring from the lantana we have growing in containers on our deck. Then it goes back to a tree and rests and comes back again for more. I tried getting some pictures, don't know how they will turn out, he wouldn't hold still for very long! I say 'he' because I couldn't find any eggs on my pipevines, so I guess it's a male. A female would be laying eggs. He's probably hanging around hoping to 'meet' a female Pipevine Swallowtail.
Pipevine Swallowtail
The possible Giant Swallowtail eggs haven't hatched yet. And I still haven't identified which kind of willows I found for certain yet. The first of my Monarchs to pupate came out of its chrysalis today! It was a female. I took pictures. Off and on today there have been up to 4 Monarchs at a time flying around my garden. I can't believe how easy it is! Just plant some milkweed and they come!
Female Monarch I still haven't gotten too many pictures scanned in yet, but they are coming!