Thursday, July 26, 2007

Herman...a Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Herman emerged from his chrysalis this morning. He is now a beautiful Black Swallowtail. My sister O and I took him outside to a dill plant in my garden (hoping to make him feel at home). He saw the sunlight and knew to try to crawl out of the jar to get at it. O helped by planting his little dill sprig in the ground...being very careful not to touch his wings! He crawled around the plant till he found a spot that was to his liking and hung from it. There he will dry out and strengthen his wings and eventually fly off to find himself a new home. Goodbye, Herman!

5 comments:

Melissa said...

Breathtaking. Thank you for stopping to take pictures and share the beauty.

Melissa said...

P.S. Benna was delighted to see the pictures. Sissy's blog is a major attraction here!

Ana said...

I'm happy Herman came out. Congratulations! --- Ethan

Ana said...

Go Herman, go Herman, uh-hu, uh-hu! *does little dance moves* That's so happy Kat. I'm so glad O was able to see that! It's so much fun. I can't wait until ours come out!! It will be so much fun!! Hurrah for new little butterflies.

Leah said...

Wow! Thanks for keeping us updated on Herman. :) Such wonderfully detailed pictures! :) Thanks!