A few weeks ago we found these cute little fellas on the dill. So we brought them in and continued to feed them fresh dill every day. After a few days, they each formed a chrysalis.
A couple of weeks later, one of the butterflies came out of the chrysalis.
At first they pump their wings to dry them. We let our butterfly open all the way up and then took him outside to release.
It was a beautiful black swallowtail.
The kids loved watching the little guy get ready to fly for the first time.
Metamorphosis is one of the many amazing things the kids have discovered in the garden. We plant a row of dill and fennel with parsley and flowers to attract caterpillars to watch. It’s an amazing science lesson.
Find a garden and look for some magic, I know you will find some. 🙂