Having a chemical free garden has many benefits for you and your family. But it is also good for the living organisms that surround your home. I know we all have problems with nuisances such as aphids. However, yesterday, I got a beautiful surprise in my garden.
It was a caterpillar:
After a little research, I found that this critter will transform into a Black Swallowtail Butterfly. The caterpillar will feast on the parsnip that it’s living on now before it rolls itself up into its cocoon.
I am grateful that my garden is the home of this caterpillar. Yet another unexpected benefit of gardening without chemicals.