I was going to put these in that last post, but had to resize and drop the resolution on them first. So you get 2 posts in One day 🙂
First, we have at least one juvenile Brown Tree snake hanging about. These snakes are pretty cute.
I found a couple of Caterpillars on the Lime tree last week and took some photos. I found out that they are the Caterpillars of the Orchid Swallowtail Butterfly. A few days ago at least one of the pair made its cocoon and is metamorphosing.
The caterpillars are quite shy and will tuck their heads under their body. If the branch is disturbed, they extend Red tentacles from above the head.
One of the caterpillars became more active late last week. I suspected it was readying to build a cocoon.
I was right I guess. I can only find One cocoon. Check out the support strand that holds it up under the branch
This is what will emerge from the cocoon when it has finished its transformation
The Doves are getting less wary of the dogs now.
The Rosella bushes are budding now too.
With all this rain, the mulch I created when mowing the yard has helped a mass of mushroom/toadstools to grow. Here are a few images I liked of them.