Monday, April 28, 2008

We've got eggs!

We've got eggs! (I've got photos of them, but can't download them, because that computer isn't working today.) One day after we brought the thistles to our butterflies, the gentlemen started visiting with the ladies, if you know what I mean. The next day little blue/green dots started appearing on our thistle leaves. The eggs are about the size of a pin poke. Some were even laid on the orange slices we have put in with the butterflies. The Painted Ladies really seem to enjoy orange juice. And they love Dandelions! I've been viewing them up close with my macro lens and will have some interesting photos for you, as soon as my computer is working again.

The sad part of metamorphosis has started to take place though. Our first butterfly has died.

2 bouquets of wildflowers (Comment here):

Lisa said...

I'm sorry to hear about your first butterfly passing, but the cycle continues because of you guys! YAY!! It is so exciting isn't it?

VJ said...

I'm sorry about your butterfly death. That is always the hard part about it. Ah but the eggs - how fun! Perhaps you can keep the cycle going for awhile. Please email me about how you got a hold of these larvi and how I could obtain some. This looks like so much fun!