If you have been following my blog for any length of time,
you know that for several years I have been raising butterflies.
Love is all you really need,
a couple of cages, the herb dill and a bit of patience.
Rather than go through the whole process, you can read about my experiences,
The last link being my favorite when the kids next door helped me to release them.
I had 52 chrysalis at the end of the "butterfly season".
They over wintered in chrysalis form, in their cages,
I kept the cages in my garage.
In spring, they emerge as beautiful butterflies and the whole process is just fascinating.
#4 was not interested in leaving home.
Finally, after giving her a few minutes,
I placed her on this beautiful tulip
she stayed for several minutes and then flew off!
The Joyful Butterfly has a great website about raising butterflies indoors,
if you are interested, you can check it out here.
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