On August 23, 2011, Ellie found a monarch caterpillar at her friend Katie’s house. Ellie named it Izzy, put it in a jar and brought it home. According to Google, these caterpillars only eat milkweek. Um. Ok. Izzy owes her life to Google images.
That afternoon, we “procured” milkweed from an undisclosed location [my apologies to the Mom with three children whom I frightened by wielding a scissors so closely to the swings which should NOT be located so closely to the butterfly garden...see what happens?!].
Izzy was a VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR (the results of which created astounding, mounding, and pretty gross results…Eric Carle is a leaver out of details). On September 2, we transferred Izzy from her jar to a high-rise butterfly condo. The next morning she was a chrysalis, technically a pupa in a chrysalis. Give me a break. I was an art major.
This documentary takes place on September 13.