Archive for September 9th, 2016

The Forest Unseen

I learned so much about what lies and lives beneath and around the trees in a forest from the book The Forest Unseen by David George Haskell. All I can say is that this is a great book and I highly recommend it.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian

Birth of a butterfly

Years ago, when my kids were little, we had two caterpillars that we kept in a glass jar and  which later spun into their cocoons. By winter, I thought they were dead but low and behold, next spring they were born again as butterflies. We then released them.

So this year we had a couple of Monarch caterpillars on our milkweed plant in the front yard. The difference was, I never saw them spin their cocoons. While I don’t know what happened to the second one, the first one was born again this morning. Check out the picture.

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Turns out in a couple of weeks, we’re going to a Monarch tagging event being held by the Missouri Department of Conservation. I can’t wait.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian