Cee’s Odd Ball Photos: New Cocoons

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category. We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them. If you have any of those type of photos, this challenge is for you.

It’s butterfly season. My local library gathers Milkweed leaves and puts them in a jar of water in an aquarium.

Mother butterflies lay their eggs on Milkweed leaves. When they hatch, they eat the leaves. After they have changed into cocoons, the librarians very carefully tie them to the top of the aquarium.

The darkest cocoon is becoming transparent, which means the butterfly is almost ready to come out.

It happens really fast. One second the butterfly in the cocoon, look away for just a second and when you look back, the butterfly is out.

As soon as it starts to move about, one of the librarians captures it, takes it outside to release it. 

They usually come out in the early morning before the library is opened. So far, I’ve not seen one come out.