Monthly Archives: May 2011

Pictures of the fruit and flower of the Aristlochia (pipevine)

These pictures of the fruit of the aristolochia were sent to me by Rina Weingold, taken by her husband Ed. Share this:FacebookEmailPrint

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Background of Pipevine Butterfly Project

by Martha Benedict The observation and care of the California Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly has been on-going since 1911 with the mother of Louise Hallberg in Sebastapol. My dear friend and butterfly mentor, Barbara Deutsch, has extended the corridor to San … Continue reading

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Celebrate Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Day

Sunday May 22, 4-6 pm, 2 Hollins Drive, Santa Cruz CA Directions and Parking Instructions: From downtown Santa Cruz: Merge onto CA-17 N via EXIT 441B toward SAN JOSE/OAKLAND. 0.7 mi Take EXIT 1 toward PASATIEMPO DRIVE. 0.3 mi Turn LEFT at the overpass. If you … Continue reading

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More caterpillars in the yard

The count of pipevine swallowtail butterfly caterpillars that I have gathered in the yard is up to 18. Several in the rearing cage are approaching maximum size – I expect to see them transform to chrysalis  soon. Share this:FacebookEmailPrint

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5/7/2011: More caterpillars – and eggs too!

Wandering the yard I found a few more pipevine swallowtail caterpillars of medium size bringing the count of live “piggles” that we have found in the yard to 15. These beasties are happily munching away in one of our rearing … Continue reading

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