Observe your surroundings

A few years ago a splurged and bought a Passion Flower vine.  It was the most expensive plant I had ever purchased. Soon after planting the vine, I noticed caterpillars were eating my prized vine.  Simple solution—I threw the caterpillars onto a nearby spider web for a ‘pet’ spider to eat. I decided to research the vine and learned the caterpillars are my friends.  It turns out they only eat the Passion Flower vine—and they eventually turn into pretty orange butterflies—known as the Gulf Fritillary butterfly.  I don’t end up with just a couple butterflies every year.  I end up … Continue reading Observe your surroundings