Oct 21, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

It's been a very busy time for us the last few months. First the kids went back to school. I went back to work at a new job. My husband had surgery (he is fine and recuperating at home for the next two weeks). But we aren't the only ones busy right now. The Gulf Fritillaries have been busy too.

First, the little caterpillars had to hatch and go to work eating our Passion Flower vine. That is a lot of work!

Next, they had to form their chrysalises and start the process of becoming butterflies. Again, more hard work.

Finally, they erupt from their chrysalises as adults. They are free to enjoy some time at the end of summer drinking up all the nectar they can get before they head to Mexico, or even as far as South America, for the winter.