August in the Garden

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A pest to some, this bird dropping shaped caterpillar of the giant swallowtail, Papilio cresphontes, happily chomping down on one of my citrus trees is a welcome sight for me! Over the years I've shared caterpillars with a friend who had more host plants than I did but often times we let them happily munch away. This year we finally have a Hercules Club, Zanthoxylum clava-herculis, we will plant in the ground when it cools off in the autumn to add as a secondary and eventually main host plant for the caterpillars we find in the yard.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #giatnswallowtail #orangedogcaterpillar #rutaceae #lepidoptera #gardeningforwildlife #gardenpodcast #naturepodcast #houstongarden #texasgarden

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Download August Garden 2020

Show Notes
+Late August Pollinators (and Friends)
+A Brush with a Saddleback
+August Insects

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