We have seen a lot of Monarch butterflies this year. The eggs are laid on milkweed, it hatches into a small caterpillar. He munches on the milkweed until he grows big enough to spin a chrysalis. Eventually the chrysalis turns a dark color and the beautiful butterfly emerges. We love looking for eggs and caterpillars on the farm and watching the process. #powersfarmmarket#monarchbutterfly#caterpillar#butterflys#farmlife
Aaron is 100mph all the time, but he comes to a complete stop and has the gentlest soul when it comes to animals & beautiful insects/creatures 🦋
This butterfly was fluttering around us all day at the lake, Aaron looked at me and said “mom, do you think I can catch her?”.....I said “I know you can!” The butterfly landed on the sand, Aaron crouched down 2ft away from her and slowwwwwly stretched out just his hand in front of it. The butterfly walked right onto Aaron’s finger and was latched there for minutes.
Being from the city, I don’t know much about butterflies and their behavior, but what I do know is this tops Aaron’s animal whispering charts for sure 🧡💛
My day has been filled with peoples kindness from the most unexpected places. My car was off the road with two big problems, only one of which I could budget for this month. So it went in to the garage ( a new one I’d never used before) to get one of the jobs done.
I got a call at lunchtime saying that they had to hold onto it longer than expected at they had decided to do both jobs at the same time so that my car was safe, & I can pay them for the second job in a month or two when it works for me.
How incredible is that? Total strangers with golden hearts!
I’ve also been ferried back & forth by a neighbour.
A day to be grateful for kindness & the thoughtfulness of others.
I’ll pass it forward ... The image above is ‘Time to Fly’, an original framed Pastel.
“Don’t quit before the miracle happens”
• Gray Hairstreak •
One of the most common Hairstreak species in North America, ranging over nearly the entire continent.
It occurs also throughout Central America and in northern South America. Spotted throughout continental United States from southern Canada south to Mexico; southward to Venezuela.
Open, nonforested sites such as common in disturbed, weedy areas is this butterflies habitat. Males perch all afternoon on small trees and shrubs.
A single specimen of this American butterfly species was seen in Pocklington, Yorkshire in 1894, and is believed to have been accidentally imported.
The Gray Hairstreak have a wingspan if 2-3cm and have bright red eyespots near the tips of its wings next to the small tails that are used to deter possible predators.
Believed to be found a great numbers across America so conservation is not required.