Friday, April 15, 2011

Butterflies: Day 2

Yesterday, we had 4 babies. This morning, we have 3. One of the big ones dehydrated and died while John was desperately seeking milkweed. They look a little sluggish this morning, but we now have fresh milkweed in the container. (And maybe they aren't morning caterpillars.) I also saw evidence that they had eaten some more of what was in there, too. The largest caterpillar looks like he has already gotten a little larger, and that's a good sign!

We're going to plant the milkweed plants in the back yard this weekend. I was told if we plant it, the monarchs will come. The place where we ordered the eggs sent some milkweed seed, and those will go in the ground, too. How fun would that be for the girls!? Well, and me, too. I'm very excited to see the metamorphosis and wouldn't mind having our own little butterfly nursery in the yard!
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