we got "catapiggers"...

...as pronounced by Miss J.  One peek at our garden and you will find little "caterpillars" bursting from their eggs and munching to their hearts delight.   I planted some milkweed a few weeks back to entice the lovely monarch butterfly to come grace us with her presence and lay her eggs.  Sure enough, she came, deposited and we are now witnessing the cycle of life for the monarch butterfly.  If you look closely at the photo, you can see a tiny white egg on the leaf, this is where a better quality camera would come in handy. 

Within a couple of days we saw this little guy (or gal) all dressed in stripes and ready to munch, munch, munch. 

Not too long after this photo was taken, were we able to catch another glimpse of our not-so-little-anymore-friend. 

The very hungry caterpillar is now a great big fat caterpillar, or "catapigger" as Miss J would say (she is correct in more ways than she realizes).   I just love that we are able to witness the growth pattern and changes in this creative little creature.  I'm totally digging his antennas, what a cutie!  And while we have yet to see a cocoon, we are hopeful that we will get to witness that next.

All for now.   

1 comment:

  1. Tami Giesbrecht7 July 2007 at 10:06

    wow amazing photo journal! what an awesome discovery and lesson...yippee for exploring with our kids!


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