Friday, March 20, 2009

nature study ~5

:: we collected this little guy as a caterpillar that was making its way through my Gardenia- I left him there to eat happily as he was too beautiful to move. After he got really big & really fat we put him in a jar with a few stalks & leaves, we drew him and then placed him on our nature table to observe. He ended up building himself a hard cocoon under the dead leaves & stayed there for a few weeks. We wondered if he had died but still kept him safe from the littlest & not so gentle hands. One morning we woke to find this quirky creature sitting at the top of the jar readying himself to fly. And he did.

1 comment:

earthkissed said...

That's not quite what I would have expected from those caterpillars!