Beginning to tidy up the garden for this weekend’s tour, I opened the small cedar hutch and found myself looking directly at this:
I immediately closed the door and ran to get my favorite fifth grade entomologist out of class.
The swallowtail must have been drying its wings because it was perfectly still, allowing us to move the box to which it was attached and put it under a tree.
Avery and I spent a good ten minutes taking pictures and video, making observations just inches away, and marveling together. It was wonder-full.
Here’s another wonderful thing: I knew her teacher would allow me to take her out for ten minutes, missing a bit of class time, for this teachable moment. Thanks Mrs. Croman.