Thursday, August 28, 2008
In all my catching up, I forgot, the butterflies have emerged!! The girls noticed a couple days before we left for MD that they were all in their crysalises (however that's spelled, I'm feeling lazy) so before we left Thurs morning we moved them from the jar they came in to the butterfly pavilion. I meant to tell dh to check them & feed them if they emerged, but I forgot, and didn't really think they'd emerge that soon. L checked them when we got home & saw one butterfly in the pavilion so we went out & picked some flowers, dipped them in sugar water, and put them in the pavilion. When I opened the door to put the flowers in I found another butterfly sitting ON the door (that made putting the flowers in abit tricky, so the girls dipped them, then handed them to me to put in). By yesterday afternoon all of them had emerged. We have friends coming tomorrow who have a 2 yr old so I figured we'd keep the butterflies to show him if he's interested and then let them go this weekend. The girls were sad that we didn't actually get to see any of them come out of their crysalis and are already asking if we can do it again next summer, so we shall see . . . if I'm REALLY ambitious maybe next spring we can hunt down some milkweed & find our own caterpillars, we shall see . . .