Monday, April 18, 2011

new "friend"

The kids took the dog and my mom for a walk yesterday. They came home with a caterpillar. It got deposited in a glass jar. I tried to figure out what kind of caterpillar it was but didn't have much luck.

I intended to identify it and then release it but since I didn't figure it out, I left on my desk last night. This morning I found this.


It's not the best picture but you can see the silhouette of the cocoon/chrysalis the caterpillar is building.

We still have our other caterpillar in a glass jar in the window. From what I've read it should hatch in May.

The boys are going to be excited to find the cocoon when they get home.

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