Sunday, October 16, 2016

While butterflies are emerging....Let me introduce you to the newest member of our family

 Lounä Izabella. You have to know I am one proud 'Granna'. My first great-grand daughter! Thank goodness for the internet and all the possibilities that I have to see this adorable child 'daily'. So looking forward to holding day soon. *smile*
October 2, 2016 Meet #7 A pretty little female. Time to let this girl be on her way. All I had to do was open the cage and off she went. She will fly on to Mexico to hibernate for the winter. She is the 4th generation and they live the longest. 4-6 months.

October 3, 2016 Here is #8 and #9. Female and male in the background. They may all look the same, but to me I have seen a multitude of personalities! Amazing. Some have been so eager to fly off, others like to just 'hang around'. Some like to climb on my arms and just sit. Some will just walk towards my hand and wait to be feed. I love these little guys....

                         October 5, 2016 Say hello to #10. It's a girl!
Things are coming to a close. I have only 2 remaining in chrysalis.  I will not cry, I will not cry.
My butterfly garden....I still have a bit of work to do yet this fall. Just planted a lot of milk weed seeds in the back of the planter. Nectar plants which should fill out nicely come time to welcome the butterflies return. 

I have just one more post to share with you. Thank you for leaving such encouraging comments. I did not go into as much detail as I could have for 'teaching purposes'. Perhaps next year I will be able to share my experience locally and others will share my passion for these beautiful butterflies. I just want to spread the word....


muskaan said...

Congratulations on all the new babies :-)
Your writing about the butterflies reminded me of a lovely French movie 'Le Papillon'.

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

Congratulations on your great granddaughter! I've really enjoyed following your adventures with the Monarchs. I feel quite attached to them and I wasn't even there! How exciting that you'll get to see them next summer and help the next generations.

Margarets designer cards said...

Congratulations on becoming a great grandma, I hope you get to hold her soon
More butterflies to add to the world, I hope they all come back and see you on their return