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New Beginnings

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

We rescued 15 monarch caterpillars from our Butterfly Weed plant before the holidays. The freeze knocked out all our plants except the one close to the house. We brought the caterpillars in and covered the plant to keep a food source for them and watched patiently over the holidays for them all to cocoon. (We even gave a few away as presents).
On New Years Day our first two butterflies emerged and the girls released them the next day. We'll hope for warmer days so they can make the trip to Mexico.
What a beautiful way to start the New Year!

4 Responses to “New Beginnings”

Anonymous said...

I LOVE these photos. Nice way to start the new year. Thanks. Jeff S (friend of Jeff's at Harcourt)

Anonymous said...

I love the of picture of the butterfly on Thea's cheek, it is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I messed up on my grammar sorry!

Liliana said...

hola, muy bellas tus fotos.felicidades.