Saturday, September 17, 2011

Butterfly Weekend

It started when I noticed these strange little caterpillars munching on my dill and fennel in the garden. 
So I bought this.

Olivia and I caught them and played with them and put them in the net.  I continued to feed them dill and fennel until they spun their cocoons.

And then last Saturday morning, just a mere two weeks later, we found these lovely butterflies in our net!  We were thrilled!

We spent the afternoon watching as our one butterfly was joined by three more.  We released four beautiful black swallowtails that afternoon!

Now when we see them under our apple tree we are just sure they are our little friends :)