Every summer, my husband's Aunt Jill gives Hugh (9) a caterpillar and some milkweed plant in a jar. Hugh makes sure the caterpillar has a small branch and fresh milkweed until it forms the chrysalis. No matter how he is (or how old I am) he is still amazed by the miracle of the caterpillar turning into a butterfly. His 2012 butterfly made its grand appearance last week...
The kids were all intrigued! It really is amazing!
He let it rest on some flowers on the patio so it could get stronger in the warm summer sunshine before it flew away to begin the next chapter in its life!
Isn't it gorgeous? I've given birth 3 times and I'm still amazed by this every year!