Thursday, September 20, 2007

Monarch to the End

This evening I found a monarch butterfly at the base of one of the many butterfly bushes in our yard. As I looked closer, I saw a beak-sized gash in its thorax. This monarch didn't have long to live. Gently cradling it in my hands, I let the children hold it for a closer look.

2 comments:

Kuky said...

That gives me the heeby jeebies. Butterflies creep me out.

Sarabeth said...

Kuky, that's just kooky! What creeps you out? The long proboscis? The metamorphosis from caterpillar? I'd love to know.