bye bye, butterfly

The first butterfly emerged two days ago. Another one yesterday. And another one this morning!

We waited until DH came home after work to release the first one. He had to carefully take the screen off the top of the tank as two caterpillars have decided to attach to it to pupate. Silly bugs.

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The butterfly is a female, which you can tell by the blue on her wings. She sat on DD’s finger for a long time. When we released the second butterfly yesterday, it didn’t wait for a photo op. It sprang into the air and took off for the top of the maple.

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DD set the butterfly on a butterfly bush blossom and she seemed quite content to rest there.

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DD was able to watch the third butterfly emerge this morning before I came downstairs. When I asked if she took pictures, she said, “No, I was too excited.” 🙂


One Comment

  1. Posted September 25, 2008 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    The pictures, and how you got the chance to watch all of butterflies emerge is SO COOL!

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