From plant to pollinator (egg to butterfly)

We've been conducting a fun "experiment" in our house thanks to a friend...we've been the temporary stewards of three cute little caterpillars! It's been so fun to watch them go from tiny eggs to a new butterfly! Thought I'd share the whole process here in case you'd like to see it!

Here's about how they came to us. Just cute little fellas, ready to to their thing. Within a day or so we had this...
Here he is in his J formation...ready for action. 
And seemingly moments later, here he is. 
Here is the progression from where he started until about two weeks later...
And here he is on the day he hatched...about 24 hours after the last chrysalis above. 

And there he goes. Amazing to watch the process up so close and see a real miracle in action.  We can't wait to do it again next year!  I've ordered some milkweed to grow in our yard and hope to grow some fennel as well to attract a different type of butterfly.  

If you go to my feed on instagram at @littlebitfunky, you can see videos of the change from caterpillar to chrysalis too! 

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