Monday, March 23, 2009

Butterfly Catcher Extraordinaire

We received Kilian's "painted lady butterfly" caterpillars in the mail. Now we are watching them get fat and waiting for them to build their chrysalises. In the meantime, Kilian spent a good part of his spring break in our front yard chasing butterflies. I believe he caught 17 total, and 7 on the best day.

He very carefully transferred each one from his net (a Christmas gift from Santa) to the butterfly house (a Christmas gift from Grammy & PawPaw)

He was very concerned about keeping them fed (sugar water on a wadded up paper towel) and at a comfortable temperature, but spent most of his time making sure his sisters were gentle enough with the butterfly house. He let all of them go after a few hours.
We haven't been good about taking him fishing, but I think this might be the next best thing!


The James Family: Ang,DJ,Ryan,Phil,Max & Xavier said...

oooh that is so neat!!!
WOW he has a real talent!! We need to get one of those nets!!!

Alright Kilian!!!!!