OMG its a butterfly!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wildsky, May 26, 2008.

  1. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] SO many many months ago - probably July or August last year, I found this BIG FAT orange caterpiller walking in our garage..... I called the kids to show them, and we put the worm in a bucket with some grass/hay etc.... to watch.

    Well the darn worm went straight into a cocoon type stage and that was it! The bucket has been on the shelf in the garage, I didn't want to dump the poor thing, so through bitter freezing -30 snow etc... that thing stayed in a bucket.

    Every now and then the kids see the bucket and wanted to have a look, so I'll bring it down and we'd look at that ugly brown blob.

    Well, today my son said lets look at the worm, I took the bucket down and................ [​IMG]

    Last edited: May 26, 2008
  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    That's awesome!!!
  3. KellyGwen

    KellyGwen Songster

    Apr 28, 2008
    Lake Luzerne, NY
    That is so cool!

    Years ago when I was in elementary school I was taking my dogs for a hike through the woods near my house. I walked through this field and saw all of these weird cocoons in the grass. I collected about 20 of them and brought them home. I put them in a flower pot on the back patio and completely forgot about them.

    A few months later our backyard was SWARMED with LUNAR MOTHS! It was SO NEAT!!

    That is a great experience for your kids! Don't let the chickens catch him! [​IMG]
  4. penelope77

    penelope77 Songster

    May 6, 2008
    northeast oklahoma
    that's really neat. my son did something similar but forgot about them. heard something in his room and looked in the tub and he had huge moths. yours is much prettier!
  5. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
  6. nutmeggie

    nutmeggie Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Northern Michigan
    How pretty!! I love butterflys. I want to plant flowers that attract them so I can try to get good pictures of them.
  7. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    nice [​IMG] Love butterflys...
  8. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Very pretty!
  9. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    If I would have found that worm wriggling in my garage, I would have fed it to my chooks [​IMG] How smart to let it "do its thing" and turn into a gorgeous winged beauty like that [​IMG] My three little girls are sooo jealous!
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] Lucky worm - I only got my chickens in August!

    I'm still shocked we actually LOOKED in that bucket right at that moment, I mean it could have happened last week and it would have just flown away, the silly butterfly picked a real windy day to come out. I would have moved it to a tree or something, but its WAY too windy! [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 26, 2008

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