Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mourning Cloak 3

We missed seeing the butterflies emerge, just like I thought we would. But we did see get to see them up close in the jar and then let them free outside. We didn't touch them for fear of hurting their wings. Here are the photos I was able to get. Two butterflies in the jar. THe jar is dirty from fingerprints but you get the idea.This was the only good picture of the butterflies with wings spread. As soon as we took the plastic wrap off the top, one butterfly flew away. The other one was stuck under the twigs. As soon as Abby pulled those out this butterfly started flapping its's wings hard trying to get out. It was all very exciting!

7 comments:

wild murdocks said...

Excellent entymology going on in at the "Beehive Academy"!

I'm loving all of your photo's of the flowers! I've been gone at family reunions for a while and am trying to catch up!

How is life on the farm?

Corrie said...

Butterflies/moths kinda creep me out. I'm happy to admire these from afar.

Glen & Denise said...

Montse,
How cool that you found our blog. Do you know that Silvia told me about your blog about a year ago and I've looked at it since then...I've just never commented (I didn't really know much about blogs) But yes, I'm glad we can now keep in touch! Your girls are all growing up...they are so pretty! Take Care.
Denise

athena said...

oh i hate it when the butterflies emerge and we don't get to witness the big event. and snapping fingermarks can only give your pics character. i love snapping my kids' fingermarks.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

How fun! We were once lucky enough to watch a dragon fly emerge from its baby skin on the banks of ariver in Idaho. It was fascinating.

Lisa said...

How beautiful! Sorry you missed them emerging, but what fun to see the change first hand!

Brooke said...

That is a great idea for kids! Hopefully you will see them emerge fully next time!
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