A Benefit of Chemical Free Gardening

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:

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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.

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