After munching down many leaves my first White Peacock caterpillar hung in a ‘J’. In the pictures you can see that its body is beginning to turn green. Soon it will be a chrysalis.
This chrysalis has just finished, and it must now harden. White Peacock chrysalises look so much like Monarch chrysalises. They are smaller than Monarch Chrysalises though.
Below is a poem I wrote to go along with the video. When I read it out load, I always end up laughing. I hope you enjoy it too!
The Dancing Chrysalis
It’s old skin had quickly shed
While it dangled from a thread
Its music was a calming wind
Who was a tender-hearted friend
As the breeze began to shift
It produced a gentle lift
The chrysalis so free and light
Gently swayed as if to take flight
But all to soon the music ended
And for now its dancing is suspended
Poem by: Elizabeth Mann