Archive for July, 2009

21
Jul
09

The Monarch Project

Someone told me how to raise Monarch butterflies from  caterpillars in my home so I decided I just had to try it.  I found 3 caterpillars on milkweed plants and cut the milkweed and brought it in the house and put it in a bottle of water.  The caterpillars will then continue to happily munch away on the milkweed leaves until its time to make a cocoon.  You have to put newspaper down underneath cuz these little guys poop alot.  I brought the first one in last Tuesday, the 14th and I found two more on Saturday.  The one pictured here is one of the ones I found on Saturday and it made it’s cocoon today.  It started hanging by its rear end last evening and continued to hang there all day today and at about 3:00 this afternoon it made a cocoon and I was so happy to be able to see it.  It really was quite amazing.  The second one has been hanging since this afternoon, so I’ll be expecting another cocoon tomorrow sometime.  I sure hope I get to see it.

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This morning.

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About halfway finished.

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The completed cocoon.

20
Jul
09

Gravel Pit Treasures

I found quite a few cool things to take pics of Saturday while prowling around in my brother-in-laws gravel pit.

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19
Jul
09

An Awesome Walk

Yesterday it was cool and cloudy, but it was a great day for a walk down the ATV trail.  I found all the same stuff as last year but it was still a lot of fun to get out and take pics.

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01
Jul
09

Skippers and Wildflowers

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