Tag: Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

  • The philosophy of growing caterpillars

    The philosophy of growing caterpillars

    Isn’t it funny how quickly things can change. Only a week or so ago, I was getting excited that our native Dutchman’s Pipe vine was still kicking on in the canopy of our tree, then a couple of large butterflies of both sexes were spotted multiple times. Today, the final part of the puzzle: caterpillars.…

  • Return of the Birdwings

    Return of the Birdwings

    Just when I was thinking about planting a new native Dutchman’s Pipe vine, I started seeing butterflies in the yard again. Males and females have floated through, including this huge male, the biggest I’ve probably seen at around 15cm across. That lead me to gaze upwards into our tree and realise that the original vine…

  • Jolly Green Giants

    Jolly Green Giants

    Our last two chrysalides

  • The Butterfly Diaries

    The Butterfly Diaries

    We’ve been cultivating butterflies.