Jun 22, 2009

The Butterflies are Free!


Our butterflies have emerged and this morning we set them free.
All five arrived alive, but one little guy had a malformed wing.
An edge seemed to fold over.

He took his time hopping around, but then all of a sudden flew up and over the fence! I assume he will make it to a flower somewhere and enjoy the sun.

My son was disappointed that he could not get one to sit on his finger. I told him we would do this again sometime in the future, so maybe next time.

12 comments:

hipumpkins said...

Your butterflies look great!

askcherlock said...

We planted a Butterfly bush this year and love it! It attracts many various trpes of butterflys and we just enjoy the view.

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Yeah! Isn't it so neat!

DJ said...

@Hipumpkins: We thought so too!
@Askcherlock: I will have to look into a butterfly bush, sounds great!
@Sheri: Amazing neat! :)

Cindy said...

Wonderful pictures!! So glad you did that with your son!!I really enjoy watching butterflies! We have a butterfly gardens in our town. They hatch them and you can go see them all year around.

Hapi said...

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Mom said...

I keep reading about these butterflies that people "grow." I do believe I will have to invest in some butterflies of my own. I know my girls would greatly enjoy the experience.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Yay! Cute.

Stacie said...

I bet it was a beautiful site to see them fly away. The butterflies are gorgeous!

Vixen said...

What a really terrific project! I can see why he was a little disappointed about them sitting on his finger though, they are beautiful.

We have a beautiful butterfly bush in our backyard (I didn't know that was what it was called until last week) and it also attracts hummingbirds.

Julie said...

Every year I say we are going to try this and we haven't yet! Sorry to see about the loss of your pet.

PlayandBounce.Com said...

love the butterfly pictures! It's great that you share nature with your child / children. They learn so much this way too.

***jeannie

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