Following last years lead and success, and in the hope of attracting more butterflies, I planted additional Parsley plants this year. However, instead of planting them all in the same general area, as I've done in the past, I planted them in various gardens throughout the yard.
This particular Parsley plant was planted amongst the squash plants. It's doing very well, close to 3' tall and about to flowering.
And WALLAH! Low and behold what did my little eye spy the other day, well it's a handsome young Black Swallowtail caterpillar!!
This is EXACTLY what I was hoping to accomplish and very happy to see it worked. Hopefully, there will be others too. Rest assured that we'll be waiting and watching.