Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Butterfies = Praying Manits?

We took T out to tag some monarch butterflies which involves catching the unsuspecting butterflies in a butterfly net and then holding them by their wings while you figure out what sex they are and then put a sticker on one of their wings and them let them go to continue their migration south. After watching this process I realized theses are pretty hardy things as butterflies go. Tovina did not catch any butterflies herself; though she throughly enjoyed watching others catch and tags them. She also enjoyed swinging the net she was issued at any object that was silly enough to hop, fly, or in some other way make itself a target.

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At the other end of the spectrum Michael caught this fellow who then stuck with us for the next 20 minutes.


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