On the last Thursday of the school term after my violin lesson, we went to Mum's friend's house for a few minutes. We told her that we have always had problems raising caterpillars. (We grow the swan plants but whenever we get caterpillars they always disappear the same day and we've never properly watched them.) She was very kind and offered us three of her monarch caterpillars. When we got home we put them on a swan plant on our windowsill (because we feared it was too cold for them outside and they might die) and have been privileged to watch them progress from caterpillar to cocoon to butterfly.
|The first stage: Caterpillar!!|
|Second stage: Cocoon. This is the very early hours of the cocoon, it is not in the proper shape yet.|
|This rather blurry photo is the skin the caterpillar shed when it turned into a cocoon.|
|And this is the proper shape for the cocoon.|
Isn't that amazing??? Why did I even try to do my own photos????!!!
Here's the caterpillar turning into a cocoon.
That's all folks! Enjoy your Thursdays!