07 December 2015

Caterpillar Rescue Update

In the Nov 24 All the Dirt on Gardening entry I showed the butterfly box where we put a tiny swallowtail caterpillar rescued before the first hard freeze.

These photos show its progress toward butterfly adulthood -
It grew to about 8 times the size it was on Nov 24 

An grew fatter, too.

Yesterday I watched as the caterpillar wriggled toward the next stage 
and this morning when I checked it had completed the process to chrysalis.

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