Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Nature Lesson

A caterpiller spent a few days munching on our parsley plant which was bolting, so we let him munch. He pretty much cleaned up several branches and one morning we discovered this.

A chrysalis. How cool! We decided to leave it alone hoping we could see what hatched out.

Several days later, having seen no apparent activity, I glanced out the window and this little guy was hanging on for dear life in the rain. The rain stopped after a few hours and before my very eyes he flapped his wings a bit then took off. He fluttered around the back yard for a minute or so, then got caught by a breeze and went up and over the house.

Happy mating, little buddy!

1 comment:

Tom said...

I don't know what the Scoutmaster has been teaching his boys, but it is a chrysalis, not a cocoon.

-the Master Entomologist