Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ziggy Stardust hatched!

I thought it was going to take another day or two, but I looked up into the bug box yesterday morning and saw a butterfly hanging there!
We didn't get to see Ziggy Stardust making his chrysalis OR emerging from it, but our experiment to turn a caterpillar into a butterfly was indeed a success.
We took him outside and he crawled right onto my hand and began climbing up my sleeve. We put him on one of the sunflowers that Logan planted this spring, and he hung out there for a couple hours. During that time, we went to town to run a couple errands, and he was still there when we came home. We walked out to the garden and as we approached he flew up to the top of our maple tree. It's as if he was waiting for us before he flew away.
Have a fun winter in South America or Mexico or wherever you're headed, Ziggy!


Heather said...

I LOVE butterflies! My Mom's friends planted a flower garden for me in the backyard with lots of butterfly attracting flowers. It was Mom's "thing" so when I see them I think immediately of her :)