Tag Archives: Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Thank you!

Thank you notes from a butterfly program I gave recently. What fun it was, and what a wonderful surprise to find in my mail box.  The mind of a child is the most extraordinarily beautiful sponge!

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Thanks So Much to Kate and Our Friends at Wolf Hill!!!

Newly Emerged Male Black Swallowtail Butterfly Thanks to Kate and the team at Wolf Hill for giving me a second Black Swallowtail caterpillar of the season. And, as I was getting ready to discard the parsley plant from the first … Continue reading

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My Film Premiere One Week From Today!!!

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Lecture Tonight for the Southboro Open Land Foundation

Pollinators: the Birds, Butterflies and Bees (7:00 – 8:45 pm): Southborough Open Land Foundation welcomes Kim Smith, a specialist on pollinators, such as butterflies and other insects, and their important role in sustaining the earth. She will share a stunning slide show … Continue reading

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Swally Note from Morgan Faulds Pike

Gloucester Sculptor and Gardening Friend Morgan Faulds Pike writes ~ Hi Kim, Just read your post at GMG and thought I’d send this along since it happened today. I went into the barn to put the broom back after sweeping … Continue reading

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Newly Emerged Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Male Black Swallowtail and Lilac ‘Wedgwood Blue’ This past autumn I wrote about a Black Swallowtail caterpillar that was discovered munching on the parley plants at Wolf Hill Garden Center in Gloucester. The caterpillar had left the parsley plant and … Continue reading

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Come Visit My Film’s New Website!

When you have a spare minute, I hope you”ll take a moment to look at the new website for my forthcoming film Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly. I had lots of fun creating the website and it was great to … Continue reading

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Garden Tour with Kim Smith at Willowdale Estate

Please join me Monday evening for a tour of the butterfly gardens I designed for Willowdale Estate. Come experience a taste of Briar’s gracious hospitality and enjoy refreshments served in the conservatory. The tulips are at their peak and look … Continue reading

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SAVE the DATE ~ WORLD PREMIERE of My Film!!!

COMING SOON! WORLD PREMIERE at the CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm ADVANCE TICKETS available at Cape Ann Community Cinema Come celebrate the premiere of my film, Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly, on the Summer Solstice, Friday, … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day and Habitat Gardening 101

To celebrate Earth Day (Earth Week-Earth Month-Everyday is Earth Day!), I am beginning a new series on GMG titled Habitat Gardening 101. The series is based on the lectures that I give to area conservation groups, garden clubs, libraries, and schools and is … Continue reading

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Shout Out to Professor Gandhi

So many, many thanks to my former botany professor, Dr. Kanchi Gandhi, who sent my BomBom Butterflies video to many of his colleagues, friends, and students. My video is getting a growing number of hits in India! I loved every … Continue reading

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Save the Date!

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BomBom Butterflies Video

BomBom Butterflies ~ Featuring Black Swallowtail Butterflies and Common Milkweed at Good Harbor Beach Scenes from my forthcoming film Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly set to “BomBom” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, featuring the Teaching, from the album The Heist by Macklemore … Continue reading

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BomBom Butterflies

Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Happy Passover! and Happy Warm Weather!  BomBom Butterflies ~ Featuring Black Swallowtails and Common Milkweed at Good Harbor Beach Scenes from my forthcoming film Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly set to “BomBom” by Macklemore and … Continue reading

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Thank you Kate for the Black Swallowtail Chrysalis!

Last week while filming on Eastern Point I had the pleasure to meet Kate, who works at Wolf Hill. She was with a friend and they were looking for butterflies through binoculars. I had seen Kate often at the garden center, but … Continue reading

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Giant Swallowtail Photos from FOB Sarah Gershaw

Several days ago we posted about the local Giant Swallowtail Butterfly sightings. GMG reader and Wenham resident Sarah Gershaw reported she spotted a Giant Swallowtail in her garden that very day. She’s sent in her terrific photos. Thank you Sarah for … Continue reading

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Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Alert!!!

Last week the Giant Swallowtail butterfly visited our garden for a brief moment. I ran indoors to get my camera but it had departed by the time I returned. This morning my my friend John, who lives across from Folly Cove, … Continue reading

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