Lately I've been collecting caterpillars to show the children who come to our farm field trips. One of our caterpillars made a chrysalis in the container I had them in, and when I checked it today, it was a beautiful butterfly. Look at the utter transformation! From a lowly, spikey, crawling existence, to a beautiful, delicate, flying machine. I want to be transformed like that! Makes me wonder what we will look like when we get to heaven. I'm excited!!!
|This Gulf fritillary butterfly (Agriaulis vanillae) just came out of her chrysalis, and the caterpillar is what she looked like a couple of weeks ago. Amazing! These caterpillars like to munch on my Passion Vines. That is where you will find them.|
|This is the same butterfly with open wings.|
|She's drying her wings in the sun.|