Friday, August 13, 2010


...remember when we spent that day at the lake...

...and we brought home a caterpillar...

...well Scout had been foraging for milkweed every day and making sure he had fresh food and water in his little cage...and guess what...he turned into a butterfly...

...we waited just a little while to make sure his wings were dry...

...and then Scout took him outside and let him go...

...he flew away so quickly that I barely managed to get a picture... he is resting for a bit...before he starts his long flight south...

...bon voyage...

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  1. You sound like you're running a regular zoo over there! It looks like it's been a great summer for Scout.

  2. That's amazing that they will mature even in captivity. How cool that you got to see that. MOM

  3. The is amazing! They love the milkweed!

  4. yes, that is awesome! who needs the discovery channel with you around?? love, k

  5. beautiful!! that's my favorite kind of butterfly. :) lora

  6. I remember a cartoon from many years ago, two caterpillars were looking up at a butterfly which was flying above them. One caterpillar says to the other caterpillar - you would never get me up in one of those!

    Congratulations to Scout on another successful wildlife project. Has he read 'My Familly and Other Animals' by Gerald Durrell?

  7. Scout is wonderful at taking care of little creatures!
    the fish, the caterpillar!!

    Maybe it will be his career one day :)


  8. I love it! What a caring sweetie, your Scout! Peace, Angela (Peach Coglo)

  9. This is so beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes! Amazing!