June 29, 2011

Finally...Part 3

Do you remember my Big Green Caterpillar?

Do you remember when he transformed?

Well after many months of waiting (!!!!) LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!!




Nearly 9 months later he finally emerged. At one point I could hardly stand it and I admit I was fearful he wasn't alive so I carefully snipped open his cocoon to peak. I know, I know, *What was I thinking??!!* But I was so curious and when I saw him wiggle I felt really bad and was worried I might have injured or killed him. I carefully placed a leaf over him to protect him and LOOK!

I released him into the raspberry patch. He couldn't seem to fly well and I don't know where he disappeared to, but after releasing him I checked back later and he was gone. Off into the big world to make more BIG GREEN CATERPILLARS I hope.





8 comments:

  1. So what kind of a big beautiful moth is it? How exciting for you!!

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  3. Viva la Big Green Caterpillars! What an epic little friend.

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  4. Gorgeous specimen. The antennae are beautiful.

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  5. Wow wow wow! So pretty!!

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  6. What an amazing thing to witness let alone the photos of the changes. He turned out beautiful in the end. Well done.

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  7. That looks like a polyphemus moth! How fantastic!!!!

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  8. I love the big blue eyes on its wings!

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