Monday, June 7, 2010

Look What I Found Among the Rue

Last week while weeding in the garden I came across a swallowtail caterpillar happily dining on my rue plant. The girls wanted to bring it inside so they could witness it's metamorphosis. They fed him fresh stalks of bishop's weed every day as we watched him fatten up in preparation for the next stage of his life.

Sunday when I peeked into the cage I found it in it's chrysalis stage. Nature is so amazing. :) We can't wait to watch it emerge from it's chrysalis as a beautiful butterfly. What a gift to be able to witness it up close before our eyes.

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