This morning I found this caterpillar munching on the parsley. Not a big deal because there are a couple of plants, but I remembered that Dan had never seen the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly.
When I was around 7 years old, my mother grew some nasturtiums in a pot that attracted some caterpillars (just green caterpillars that grew into white butterflies - nothing spectacular). She put one of them in a jar with some food and that jar sat in a dark place (my clothes closet) until the butterfly emerged. I was fascinated.
So, I thought I would try to repeat the experiment for Dan. I think it is a swallowtail caterpillar, so it should be a gorgeous butterfly. Stay tuned.