At last, the caterpillar squat is close to being closed down. J’s big caterpillar, after two weeks’ pupaetion, has turned into a butterfly. It is, however, hanging upside down and not looking to healthy. I have put some sugared water for it to drinking and been googling what to do with a stupefied butterfly in Autumn (answers on a postcard please, although it may be too late by then….)
It is a pity the little chap is not around to see it. I may take it round at lunchtime, although, reading more about them, it appears they do not always fly away immediately, but are quite happy to suck on orange and melon segments. We shall see…Do buterflies hibernate?
All too complicated (and stressful, I have been reading about butterfly meconium and am feeling guilty at having raised said butterfly to possibly shrivel in the first Autumn frost)…A stick insect next year, methinks.