My youngest son recently had a birthday. All he had talked about wanting for weeks was a butterfly kit he had seen on tv. You mail off for caterpillars and a cool butterfly tent. You get to watch the caterpillars for about a week, they turn into a chrysallis, then after another week you have butterflies!!! I have to say I probably enjoyed the whole thing even more than the kids did!Here's one of the Painted Ladies after we released them outside this morning. It's resting on the lantana I planted yesterday.
This shy little butterfly did not want to come out of his home. I finally (without touching his wings) brought him out by picking up the flower he was resting on.
Some of the butterflies in the tent. They loved the fresh cantaloupe I got from the Farmer's Market yesterday.
Happy Memorial Day everyone!!!