Monday, October 4, 2010

Butterfly Hatchlings

by Sam

When Gramma and Poppop came they, as usual, dropped off butterflies. Or flutterbys.

They were originally caterpillars when they came and one came out while they were still here but the others, sadly, didn't. They were monarch butterflies so they always fly a long ways. They fly from the colder parts of America where they lay their eggs to Florida, Mexico, and other warm places. Some of them fly 4,000 miles! That is quite an annual flight.

They don't taste good, so birds don't eat 'em. Sometimes the monarchs land in the same tree that their ancestors did.

That's all, folks!

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