Friday, April 16, 2010


The two monarch butterflies we christened Mainwaring and Wilson have emerged from their cocoons within half an hour of each other. We put them outside. They stayed for a while testing their wings before fluttering off. How they will get on in these colder days I don’t know. I presume they leave eggs to hatch next summer.

On the second swan plant Jen gave us there was the smallest caterpillar imaginable. I was going to call it Pike but Anne called it Tiny and that name stuck Tiny is growing fast, a voracious eater. She had to transfer him to a second plant. By the time he (or she – do caterpillars have sexes) emerges from the cocoon it will indeed be a colder world. Rain today with a top temperature of 17 forecast.

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