Brendan found this woolly bear caterpillar in April in our shed. He named him Hairyee 😉
They were so cute together. Hairyee was pretty active I thought, for a caterpillar that is.
And then four days later Hairyee spun himself a cocoon on a pinecone we had in his little house.
I wasn’t sure Hairyee would make it out alive and I hesitated to cover the opening of the bottle-house we put him in.
Last night I heard a noise and there was Hairyee, flying in the house!
See the little hole in his cocoon above? Here’s Hairyee on my hand below.
Not a woolly bear anymore…he’s a big Tiger Moth now.
I estimate it took about 2.5 wks for Hairyee to emerge from his cocoon.
We set him free this morning, out the window…just in time to see a baby bird’s open mouth stick out above the nest.
The eggs have hatched and we have baby birds now. I plan to share that pic on Wednesday!
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