Above is a Gulf Fritillary Butterfly from last year. When I snapped the photo, I had no idea it was a female laying her eggs on the passion vine incubator.
3 weeks ago, I saw Bobby Appleseed with the machete headed into our jungle, he chopped a palm frond, cleaned it to a stick and went over to the fence behind the bucket garden, and pounded it into the ground.
He said I found a passion vine and am training it up the fence for the Gulf Fritterarys
Above shows the vine is almost to the top of the fence.
this is one of the little curly cues that cling to the dead frond stick...so cute
this is what the passion flower looks like. Last year we found by accident the Passion Plant is the incubator for for the Gulf Fritillary Butterfly.
Now we Wait... today we saw THREE of them and one went to the vine and laid her eggs on it. Just like last year.
If you missed the story on the Gulf Fritillary Click Here for the story of how we found out we had an incubator
to see all our butterflies, we have 5 species that come each year, click on butterflies label on side bar