26 February 2013

caterpillars pt II

Above is our 'pillar creche.  A safe and sturdy place for fallen chrysalides, their chosen leaves eaten by younger hungry caterpillars.

The caterpillars live on our terrace, just to the left of the table on that black tray.  We dine while watching nature do her thing!  In the morning we open the louvres, and at night close them in case of rain.

This is going to be the first butterfly to hatch.  Only today did we see her beautiful orange wings showing through.  Can't be long now, and I do hope we don't miss the big moment.

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