Thursday, April 08, 2004

Butterfly Gardening 

We have a cocoon in our kitchen, taken from a Happy Wanderer (Hardenbergia Violacea plant recently transplanted into the park. I know nothing about the plant or the caterpillar/butterfly that likes to eat it but two of Doonbanks' permanent residents are very enthused about the prospect of watching the caterpillars become butterflies. They first learnt about the Happy Wanderer and its caterpillar companion at school. The caterpillars are green and shiny and I've taken a pic of my cocoon. The Happy Wanderer isn't native to WA but you can read more about it and Australian butterflies at Butterflies of South Australia and Caterpillars of Australian Butterflies.
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