Yesterday, our very first butterfly finally emerged from its chrysalis. But it wasn't without its challenges. For one whole day, we patiently watched as the butterfly wriggled and twitched trying to break free. We did some research and found out that the butterfly was poorly and far too weak and dehydrated to pump blood to its wings.
Extremely gently, we removed the chrysalis shell and out popped a very crumpled up little butterfly with two droopy antennae and a floppy proboscis! The thirsty butterfly had a little stretch and a slurp of some nectar then settled down for the night. Today, we were so happy to see that Popcorn, (yes, we decided on Popcorn!), has been hopping around the butterfly garden. She's not quite flying and can't spread her wings but she's certainly determined to explore her space!
"Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and so beautiful at the end." Robin Sharma.