And the winner is…… DAWN!!! You’re right! They will be black swallowtail butterflies. Swallowtail caterpillars like fennel and parsley. That made it much easier to identify them. Monarchs like milkweed as my puzzled aunt mentioned in an email. And those scary “horn-things” also emit a smell that Emma discovered wasn’t very pleasant! Planting herbs has brought many beautiful creatures to our garden — bees, ladybugs, butterflies (we have Monarchs around too!), etc., and we are enjoying watching all the flying things! Congratulations, Dawn… wish I had a nice prize for you and your hubby! 🙂
These are not my pictures, but ones that I found online.