Remember the caterpillar we found not too long ago? Well, we put it in a jar with some dirt in it. It promptly burrowed into the dirt and disappeared, then I forgot about it for about a week. I checked on it with some trepidation – the dirt was ROCK-hard and dry, and I was sure it would be dead and we would be forced to put together a funeral for Emma’s sake.
I took a butter knife and hacked away at the dirt, trying to find what I assumed would be a dried-up little corpse but instead… this is what we found! A cocoon! And the minute the cocoon is touched it starts wiggling like crazy. I can almost hear the little voice inside saying, “Don’t bother me, I’m under construction in here!”.
This is pretty exciting – I hadn’t ever seen a cocoon before this. :) We are looking forward to hopefully seeing the little moth emerge.
I guess we had better get back to recording in that poor, neglected nature journal. :)