Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monarch Central

On route to our favorite walk spot we pass some milk weed plants. As soon as they come up in the spring we begin our search for "stripies". More commonly known as monarch caterpillars. We've had lots of success this summer...we have 4 at home now. Ours were all half this size when we found them and are now in the chrysalis stage. It's quite incredible when you can watch the daily transformation from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly and all in only 4 weeks or so.
I love the serious face this little boy of mine has when he's checking out his "bugs".
And my Rubes wants to pet them.
We've another week till it's butterfly time. We can hardly wait!

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