This guy was spotted Friday, June 13th, chowing down on our dill. Dill is a host plant for black swallowtail butterflies. With any luck, this caterpillar will one day turn into a black swallowtail.
You may remember that we got butterfly-friendly plants from Butterfly Project NYC in May. Look for black swallowtails feeding off the nectar in some of the other butterfly plants around ps 372, such as the trumpet honeysuckle (the climber in the corner) or the blazing star (next to the gym entrance). Come to the next garden meeting (Friday the 20th 830am) to learn more!