04 September 2010


These were taken over 2 days but my joy was shortlived. I will get to this again in another post.

On those 2 days, I saw at least 8 Common Rose cats on these straggly stands of Aristolochia acuminata. Like my colleague said yesterday, it is the Common Rose season again. Anyway, there were these beautiful Common Birdwing and Common Rose pupae and I reminded myself to come back and check on them frequently.

There were 2 lizards hanging around, presumably to feed on some of them or the other insects e.g. ants.

I left knowing that all was not lost since these beautiful creatures were flourishing in this area with our planting of their host plants.