Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Cocoon to Butterfly
A week ago today, we received a cocoon from the local nature center. We kept it in a cool dark place, per the directions that came attached to the little plastic container. About 3 to 4 days later, the cocoon turned dark green. By Saturday night, it was very dark green and you could see the wings through the cocoon. I'm sad to say that I did not succeed in a good photo of this stage; the cocoon looked so cool! Sunday morning, we woke up to a butterfly in the container in place of the cocoon! We then took him out to the tree and set him on a branch. It was so amazing to watch this Monarch open and close his wings to dry off and get his strength.
God is an AWESOME creator!
This was a fabulous experience for all of us. This is certainly something my children will always remember!