Sunday, August 5, 2018

More Cats...


 
This morning while making my usual milkweed check I did come across 3 more tiny caterpillars.  Like I have said before it's not my desire to 'save them all'. So for now, there is a total of 12...and no egg from yesterdays find. ):

I did experience something pretty special. Remember me talking about molting and how the cat grows but its skin does not? Well, I was moving one of the latest cat to fresh leaves. While in my hand (yes, that is my palm)  IT went through a MOLT! See it's face cap below and the 'old skin' right next to the caterpillar. So small that I could not even feel it as he starting crawling away. Definably a New To Me experience.


So here we are with 2 cages. The one on the left has the 3 newest cats and
other has 9. I'm not sure I like the cage on the right. I got it last year at Cabela's on sale. It opens  only half, from the top. Time will tell.
 
 
 
Again I do other things too, like crochet~

Here is the video to the Ring Around the Rosie vest. This was make for my 3.5 year old granddaughter. The fiber is Lion Brand Mandala in the color of Spirit.
 


 
Bye for now.
 
 
 

5 comments:

Jane McLellan said...

You’re really up close and personal with the process! Sweet vest.

Nancy Dugas-Gilmore said...

Yes Jane, I really am. I did find a slightly larger cat in the flower garden this morning. I hated to walk away but I will nature do her thing.

Margarets designer cards said...

No you can’t save every caterpillar but you are doing a wonderful job in hatching the butterflies.

Nancy Dugas-Gilmore said...

Thank you Margaret. One Monarch at a time...

Kathy Niklewicz said...

This vest is adorable! Can't believe she's 3.5!

My mind is boggled by your butterfly 'research and development'
projects. I saw a Monarch the other day here in Western PA, and it's such a miracle to see one. One time several years ago we were driving to Moundsville W.VA and we must have been on a migratory route. They were all over the place and almost flying into our car (windows down)! It was like a Disney movie! I admire your patience and dedication to your mission!