Monday, December 21, 2009

Monarch Butterflies

We raised 2 of these beautiful monarchs, I thought they weren't going to make it as they stayed in their chrysalis much longer than I had read they would.
Here is when one had just made it's chrysalis, and the other was hanging in a "j" getting ready.
They have spun a sticky silk on the top of the enclosure to get ready to make their chrysalises.
A very hungry caterpillar. They ate the entire $10 milkweed plant, I actually drove to Athena's school to get more milkweed the Friday after Thanksgiving, but then by the weekend they were done eating and on to their next stage.

This was such a special thing to do with the kids. Athena was SUPER into it. We can't wait to do it again.

1 comment:

Beth said...

i don't usually comment on people's blogs who i don't know, but i stumbled upon yours via google and LOVED it. it seems like maybe you don't blog anymore, which is a shame, but i am going to ask you a question anyway, and if you don't respond, oh well. so i am a midwestern vegetarian with no veg'n friends in the world except for my husband. we have a ten month old son who will be weaning from breastmilk around his first birthday. my question is this: did you even bother with soymilk or go to water/juice? what liquids did you wean to? if so how? thanks in advance for any help you can provide. i am panicking at the prospect of reintroducing cow's milk into my household. you can email me at if you wish. thanks so much.