Summer is in full force here at Flutter By Meadows. We have raised 5 swallow tail butterflies so far. And it’s only mid July! All five have been successfully released.
If you would like to do the same, buy lots of parsley or dill works well too. Place in a sunny spot and water well. When you spot a catepillar or two on the plant, cage them in a butterfly house. We bought the ones you see here from this site:
Then, place the butterfly cages in a somewhat shaded spot out of direct sun. In a matter of days you will see a chrysalis form. Then another waiting game. Eventually, after about 6-9 days, the chrysalis will “hatch” and you will have a healthy butterfly. Give them a few hours to adjust and let their wings dry, and then let them go. We let them go in early morning.