Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Trailer

Dear Friends,

You’ve heard me talking about my butterfly film (for Months!). I began filming the black swallowtails last July and am only now close to finishing.  I am so excited to share this project with you and hope you enjoy the trailer.

My daughter Liv and friend Kathleen Adams collaborated on a beautiful rendition of “Simple Gifts.” The music in the background is an improv interlude from their recording session.

Coming soon: Documentary about the Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly, from egg, to caterpillar, to chryrsalis, to adult. Filmed in a garden and along the seashore, Gloucester, Massachusetts. Featuring the black swallowtail butterfly, wildflowers, pollinators, the sun, the garden, and more.

About Kim Smith

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester's Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- kimsmithdesigns.wordpress.com. Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor. Author/illustrator "Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden"
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9 Responses to Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Trailer

  1. You had me at Hungry Caterpillar. Can’t wait for the whole deal. Meanwhile, is there a way to propagate milkweed? That’s supposed to bring the Monarchs right?

    • Kim Smith says:

      Thank you Paul!!

      Milkweed will most definitely bring Monarchs to your garden. Plant both Common and Marsh Milkweed. Spread the Common Milkweed seeds over a sunny spot in your garden, in an are that you don’t mind giving up entirely to milkweed because Common Milkweed spreads by underground runners. Marsh Milkweed is better behaved-more clump forming. I grow both species side by side and the Monarchs love the milkweed banquet. As an option from growing from seed–Large plants of both species don’t transplant very well because of tap root–better to purchase small, one-year old plants.

  2. Alicia says:

    Kim this is beautiful!

  3. Meg Lee says:

    Kim,
    You did more than one thing here – not only did you capture a beautiful nature documentary, but you made a great plug for the Chamber of Commerce to promote Gloucester ;-)))))

  4. Deborah Way says:

    I just love what you are doing here. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Kim Smith says:

    Thank you Alicia, Meg, and Deborah for your encouraging comments!
    This is the first of a trilogy, all filmed in Gloucester, and the third documentary is specifically about Gloucester. So gorgeous to film here–one of my biggest challenges when editing is not being able to use all the beauty shots of Gloucester captured!

  6. Ann Kennedy says:

    Beautiful and serene.

  7. CassiusK says:

    I’m all fired up for this now!!! Great job Kim!

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