Thursday, September 30, 2010

Raising Monarchs Part 1

I already blogged about our visit to the butterfly farm here. A couple weeks after the visit we picked up our 'butterfly kit' which was a tropical milkweed plant that had two tiny monarch eggs on it. I didn't get any good photos of the caterpillars devouring the first plant. I had to buy a 2nd plant just for them to have enough food!

These pictures are of the 1st butterfly that emerged from it's chrysalis.

Tigger helped me take it outside and it hung around for a few minutes before going off on it's life adventure.

Next up is our most exciting release!!!

1 comment:

The Glasers said...

Oh, how exciting! I can never find milkweed around here. Of course, I've read never to plant it unless you really like it for milkweed is well, a weed!

The painted ladies never sat still enough to rest on your finger. Did you put nectar on his fingers or what?