An Anise Swallowtail Caterpillar.

Laura Baker noticed this colorful caterpillar, which she knew was an Anise Swallowtail Caterpillar. It was feeding on Coast Angelica, a native wildflower.

Here is the beautiful butterfly it will become. Drew Fagan took this photo of the Anise Swallowtail Butterfly feeding on lavender.

Seeing a butterfly makes me happy. How about you?

Thanks to Laura and Drew for allowing me to share their photos with you here.