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GloucesterCast Podcast Taped 4/25/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Kim Smith
Spring, Planting, Mayor’s Poll On Good Harbor Beach Footbridge, Kim’s Black Swallowtail Butterfly Movie, Community Milkweed Planting Project, Kim’s Prius, Paul Morrison and Coyotes, Duckworth’s Bistrot, Craig Kimberley’s Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Premiere at The farm Bar and Grille, Feeling Like Your Live On Vacation In Gloucester
In order to appeal to my wonderful readership I bring you Butterfly, Rainbow and Unicorn Day.
Isn’t it a wonderful beautiful day. I see happy clouds.
When you have a spare moment would you get a gander at the lovely -
Look what emerged from it’s crysalis last week!! Amazing, and I understand they are nocturnal, so few people ever see them!
The video is grainy – I haven’t used that function before – but worth watching him stretch out after getting out of his tiny pod!
Wingspan of over 5", covered in a beautiful orange fur!
Stayed, stretched, and rested for the day, gone in the morning!
Research I found:
from Christine Morey at Annabelle’s Pet Care
-Fr. Matthew Green
I believe I mentioned that this past week, Lisa Smith and her Cape Ann TV After-the Beach Teen Video Club stopped by for a tour of my garden. Here’s a short clip, with a wonderful surprise visit by the friendly Question Mark butterfly, who very conveniently, stole the show.
The teens and Lisa did a great job and all very much enjoyed the beautiful creatures that flew in and out of our story. It is not easy to focus on tiny subjects using a heavy camera attached to a tripod. The full video of the garden tour and interview will air in the near future and we will keep you posted.
Kim Smith Writes-
Have you noticed the sheer numbers of our winged friends? Returning this evening from a swim at 6:45, I bumped into three Monarchs nectaring and a Red-spotted Purple (all in pristine, newly emerged condition). Early evening is an unusually late time of day for butterflies on the wing, especially when skies are slightly overcast. This, after a day of observing and shooting numerous numbers of butterflies, caterpillars and hummingbirds–and never leaving our garden. I work for a bit, but then the garden calls and I’m out the door with both video and still cameras. If this fabulously warm weather keeps up, I think we are in for another banner year with the butterflies, and skippers too.
Currently, we have 22 Monarchs, in various stages of their development, residing in our kitchen, and seven Black Swallowtail caterpillars and chrysalids.
Great Spangled Fritillary nectaring at native Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Check out the rest of Kim’s Butterfly and caterpillar ramblings at her blog-