Monday, June 26, 2006

butterfly birth


Steve and I have been babysitting his niece's cocoon while she is away. Sunday morning, when we got home from church, we saw it had hatched. Steve unscrewed the jar. The new butterfly stood for a few seconds on the lid, then tested its wings and flew up into a tree.

We haven't seen it since. But tonight, Steve noticed some of the neighbor kids across the street with a big net, looking at something inside it. We cringed, fearing the worst for our poor butterfly. I hope it is safe and free.

1 comment:

Susanne said...

Oh Em, what a bittersweet story. Although I do notice, more and more, that parents are teaching their kids to "look and then put back" meaning look at the netted butterfly, but then release it. Hopefully 'tis the case here.