If one is not in too much of a hurry, she might find a special something waiting to be discovered...
Yesterday I went to lunch with my friend Mary. (Did I tell you I like Panera?) She teaches special needs kids and every fall tries to find a few monarch caterpillars to watch develop. Sometimes finding those babies can be tricky. Old milkweed isn't the prettiest plant and often gets mowed down at this time of year.
Last year we saw very few monarch butterflies, but I have seen several this season. In fact, I saw one just this afternoon flitting about my backyard zinnias. I was just on my way out to mow a patch of lawn when I decided to check my spot of milkweed. Lo and behold! What do you think I found? Two little striped friends! I turned right around and went back inside for my camera and the telephone. I had to call Mary.
After taking a picture or two I called Mary's house. Her husband Dan said he'd send her right over. While I waited for her to arrive I took a whole roll of photos... (ha ha!)
Mary was so excited! Tomorrow she will take her new friends in to school for her students to watch. How fun!
The Barn Collective.
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