Tuesday 27 July 2010

The Horde

Mom keeps some milkweeds in the front area to feed monarch butterfly caterpillars. Last week she discovered some undesired quests. It was a mini-horde of tiny little caterpillars. The horde in the picture is only half — the other side of the leaf has just as many. Mom decided that, as guests, the caterpillars should be invited to meet with the chickens. Unfortunately they were not as capable of clinging to the leaf as Mom thought and most of them fell off. Mom tried to catch them in a bucket but she used one that was handy and had water in the bottom. So the chickens only got to meet a few live caterpillars, who didn’t last long under the beaks.

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