I spied this group of Monarch Butterflies down at the Delta at the Lake where we took the Labradors on Friday. I think they were doing the wild-thing which reminded me of the time that we did a silkworm experiment with the kids when we were homeschooling.
My sister-in-law gave us the little eggs on Mulberry Leaves. How cute, right?
First, the little larvae hatched right before our vacation to the Grand Canyon, so we had to take them with us. I tried to abandon the experiment, but Wolfie and Rachel cried until I agreed we could take them with us.
As far as I’m concerned, if you’ve never had to take larvae on a vacation in a 1980 VW Vanagon then you can’t really claim to be a homeschooler.
Somehow they survived the trip.
When we got home they became chrysalises.
Then they hatched.
Then our children watched in horror as they mated with each other. Wolfie was especially upset and wanted us to break up the “fight”.
Ahhhhh. The circle of life.
Monarchs live on milkweed and there is an abundance of it around the delta where we took the dogs swimming.
I’m kinda especially proud of this picture:
I took these photos with my Canon PowerShot SX110IS on the Portrait setting.
Tomorrow is Man Candy Monday and my very first ever giveaway. And this week The Fun Girls will be doing a series on skincare and having our own giveaway.
Have a blessed Sunday and a great week and I hope to see you tomorrow!